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Lawyer: Photos of Man Suspected of Using Fake Bills Show Cop
Lawyer: Photos of Man Suspected of Using Fake Bills Show Cop. The lawyer for a Somerville police officer says his client is pictured in photos released by police of man leaving a Cambridge hotel after they say he used bogus bills to pay for a meal ...
Lawyer: Ex-CIA agent to avoid jail, extradition in cleric's kidnapping
ROME -- An American ex-CIA agent convicted by an Italian court of involvement in the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric on a Milan street will avoid extradition to Italy and will instead be set free, according to her lawyer. The news came less than 24 hours ...
Ex-judge banned from Nevada bench for handcuffing of lawyer
FILE – In this Feb. 23, 2015, file photo, Conrad Hafen presides over a hearing in Las Vegas. The former judge, who lost a re-election bid, has been barred for life from the court bench in Nevada as punishment for ordering a defense attorney handcuffed ...
Lawyer: Experts Say Man Who Beheaded Son Ready for Release
Lawyer: Experts Say Man Who Beheaded Son Ready for Release. A lawyer says experts believe her client is ready to be released from a Virginia psychiatric hospital where he was sent after decapitating his 5-year-old son and saying he was trying to save ...
White House lawyer: Nothing 'nefarious' in Conway's Ivanka Trump plug
WASHINGTON — Top White House aide Kellyanne Conway did nothing "nefarious" when she promoted Ivanka Trump's fashion line on television, a White House ethics lawyer said in a letter released Wednesday. The letter from White House Deputy Counsel ...
White House lawyer twice briefed Conway on ethics rules following Ivanka product pitch
The White House's top ethics lawyer held two meetings with Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway to instruct her on ethics rules after she used a Fox News interview to urge viewers to purchase products from Ivanka Trump's fashion line. However, White ...
Aaron Hernandez: Ex-NFL star's lawyer claims star witness was gunman in double murder
BOSTON – The real killer of two men in a hail of gunfire at a stoplight was not former NFL star Aaron Hernandez but rather the government's star witness in his double murder trial, his attorney charged Wednesday in opening statements, revealing the ...
Lawyer Tillman, Jason Caffey among inductees into Mobile Sports Hall of Fame
Former Auburn football star Lawyer Tillman and former Alabama basketball standout Jason Caffey headline the 2017 Mobile Sports Hall of Fame class. The seven inductees were officially introduced at a news conference Wednesday afternoon at the RSA ...
Former Obama Commerce lawyer to head Civic Committee
Former Obama Commerce lawyer to head Civic Committee. Kelly Welsh (left) will succeed Ty Fahner as president of The Civic Committee. | Provided photos. Tina Sfondeles · @TinaSfon | email. Sign-Up for our News & Politics Newsletter Sign-Up. Chicago ...
Springfield adds 4th full-time lawyer for code enforcement, blight reduction efforts in Housing Court
Deputy City Solicitor Lisa DeSousa said the addition of the fourth full-time lawyer "will allow the city to robustly address code enforcement issues in the Housing Court, as an important tool in blight reduction." With the addition of Brown, the Code ...
Mexican lawyer asks Trump to deport drug lord "El Chapo"
Lawyer Jose Luis Gonzalez Meza held up a banner outside the Mexican Attorney General's Office in the capital Wednesday that read: "Mr. Trump, Deport the illegal and criminal Chapo Guzman." Trump has pledged to deport migrants who have committed ...
Kellyanne Conway 'inadvertently' talked up Ivanka Trump's products, White House lawyer says
Kellyanne Conway is seen as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks at a press briefing at the White House. The White House has concluded that Kellyanne Conway acted "inadvertently" and without bad intentions when she said on national ...
Yahoo's head lawyer takes fall for hacking, while CEO Marissa Mayer gets her pay docked
Still, Yahoo's head lawyer, Ron Bell, got bounced for not doing his job, said the company, which noted that the “Committee found that the relevant legal team had sufficient information to warrant substantial further inquiry in 2014, and they did not ...
Lawyer tells judge he set up fake Facebook account for known terrorist
A lawyer suing Facebook for allowing itself to be used by jihadists and terrorists told a federal judge in Brooklyn on Wednesday that he had set up a fake account this week for notorious Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook, a U.S. government-designated ...
Former CUNY lawyer tapped to head city's Campaign Finance Board
Mayor de Blasio tapped the City University of New York's former top lawyer Wednesday to take over enforcing donation and spending rules on city pols going into the 2017 election. Frederick Schaffer, who last worked as CUNY's general counsel, will helm ...
Yahoo's Top Lawyer Resigns and CEO Marissa Mayer Loses Bonus in Wake of Hack
SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo's top lawyer, Ronald S. Bell, resigned Wednesday, and its chief executive, Marissa Mayer, lost her 2016 bonus after a board investigation of the 2014 theft of information on more than 500 million user accounts. Senior executives ...
Defy me and I'll jail you, judge in Facebook Live hanging case tells lawyer
A Miami child welfare judge is threatening to jail a lawyer for the Florida Department of Children & Families, suggesting in a strongly worded order that agency attorneys lied to her about the welfare of foster children who may have witnessed a ...
Bush's ethics lawyer on Sessions talks with Russia ambassador: 'Good way to go to jail'
Richard Painter, the former White House ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2007, blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions · Jeff SessionsPelosi on Sessions: 'We are far past recusal' 25 senators urge Trump administration to respond to ...
Chinese activist's lawyers slam purported interview with him
BEIJING (AP) — Lawyers representing a prominent detained Chinese human rights campaigner complained that a purported interview with him published Thursday by a state-run newspaper constituted an abuse of power. The Global Times said Jiang ...
Judge raps Pasco foreclosure lawyer and one of his clients
At a hearing in January on Bayview's motion for sanctions against Kalogianis, the lawyer invoked his constitutional right to remain silent and then left the hearing, the judge noted in her ruling. When Verrangia — who is a neighbor of Kalogianis ...
Federal judge blasts 'at best, unprofessional' behavior of lawyer who wrote 'meritless' objection
A federal judge in Manhattan has expressed “grave concerns” about the conduct of a lawyer who drafted an objection to a class-action settlement that was, in the judge's words, “frivolous for a variety of reasons.” U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni is ...
Ex-Bush ethics lawyer: Sessions can't continue as AG
(CNN) A former top ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush White House said Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should leave his post after it was revealed Sessions met twice with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 campaign, then denied it ...
Lawyer says Western Mass. man charged with sex trafficking thought wife was running legitimate massage parlor
SPRINGFIELD - The lawyer for Jian Song, accused of human trafficking, said Thursday his client thought his wife was running legitimate therapeutic massage parlors. "It was his wife's business," lawyer Colin Keefe said, arguing against the $50,000 bail ...
City of Oakland Replaces Longstanding Coliseum-Oracle Board Members With Uber Lawyer, McElhaney
A major shake-up is coming to the board that oversees Oracle Arena and the Oakland Coliseum. According to a list circulated at a recent City Council meeting, Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan and sports agent Aaron Goodwin are out, replaced by ...
Uber ex-engineer who alleged sexism retains lawyer
SAN FRANCISCO — The former Uber engineer whose critical blog post has stirred a storm of controversy for the ride-hailing giant has retained an attorney, charging that her former employer is blaming her for a rash of app deletions. Susan Fowler, whose ...
Lawyer asks Trump to deport drug lord "El Chapo"
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A lawyer who has worked on behalf of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is trying a novel legal tactic: He is calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to deport the Mexican drug lord back home from his jail cell in the United States. Lawyer ...
Lawyer jumps to his death from Park Avenue building
A Manhattan lawyer jumped to his death from his luxury Park Avenue high-rise Thursday and landed in front of stunned witnesses working out in the building's gym, cops and witnesses said. Kenneth Freeling, 59, who lived on the ninth floor, leaped around ...
Lawyer's threatening emails during divorce land him in trouble with court
The unusual case stems from Spain's 2015 divorce case, which led to criminal charges being filed against Spain in Fayette County because his ex-wife's lawyer practices there. Spain pleaded nolo contendre – meaning he did not contest the charges – to a ...
Sweet Cakes lawyer: Cake is art
"For the Kleins, every custom cake they produce is a reflection and celebration of this specific couple," argued lawyer Adam Gustafson before the Oregon Court of Appeals in Salem on Thursday, March 2. "That cake is art." Aaron and Melissa Klein were ...
Top Bush ethics lawyer: Russia could have blackmail on Sessions, and he must resign
President George W. Bush's top ethics lawyer told Business Insider on Thursday that while it was "debatable" whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions perjured himself during his Senate confirmation hearing, he should still resign. Richard Painter, a ...
Detained DREAMer's lawyers fight the deportation clock
(CNN) Fighting to keep 22-year-old DREAMer Daniela Vargas from deportation, her lawyers are in a race against time. They were preparing special documents Thursday night, hoping to stop the expedited deportation of Vargas, which could happen as early ...
Ask Amy: Lawyer confronts relationship wage disparity
Dear Amy: I am a lawyer. I am financially secure, but I'm dating someone who has a lot more discretionary income than I do. He is the co-owner of a business with offices in several states. We have a lot in common and enjoy our time together, but as we ...
Zimbabwean lawyer says reporters arrested for Mugabe article
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A lawyer in Zimbabwe says two journalists and a publishing executive have been arrested for an article reporting that the health of 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe is deteriorating. Human rights lawyer Obey Shava said ...
Zimbabwean Lawyer Says Reporters Arrested Over Mugabe Article
A lawyer in Zimbabwe says two journalists and a publishing executive have been arrested for an article reporting that the health of 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe is deteriorating. Human rights lawyer Obey Shava said Friday that the article was ...
China Brands Reports It Tortured Rights Lawyer as 'Fake News'
The People's Daily, the official newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party, early Friday tweeted about allegations that a human rights lawyer detained in the country had been tortured in custody. Its use of language would be familiar to anyone who ...
10 Surprising Marriage Tips From a Divorce Lawyer Who's Seen It ALL
Yet the last person most people would ever go to for marriage advice is a divorce lawyer. That's not surprising. Divorce lawyers are generally in the business of ending marriages, not saving them. But desperate people do desperate things. At least ...
2 Zimbabwean journalists arrested over report about President Mugabe's health, lawyer says
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, center left, smiles at his grandson at his 93rd birthday celebration event in Matobo, Matabelelan South on Feb. 25, 2017. Mugabe flew to Singapore on Wednesday for what his spokesman called a "scheduled medical ...
Lawyer: Judge's gag order too broad in missing teacher case
An attorney for Georgia media organizations says a judge acted too broadly by ordering lawyers, investigators, potential witnesses and family members to keep silent in the case of a teacher who vanished nearly 12 years ago. Superior Court Judge Melanie ...
France's Le Pen refused to be questioned by judges in EU jobs affair: lawyer
Lawyer Marcel Ceccaldi said Le Pen had told the judges she would not attend before the end of the presidential campaign, to be held in two stages in April and May, in which she is one of the leading candidates. "Of course she won't go," Ceccaldi said ...
NSA lawyer advocates for one agency to handle cyber
The National Security Agency's (NSA) lead lawyer in a recent speech made the case for creating one federal agency to spearhead the government's cybersecurity efforts. Glenn Gerstell, the NSA's general counsel, proposed that federal cybersecurity ...
Thomas S. Williamson Jr., lawyer who was Labor Department solicitor, dies at 70
Thomas S. Williamson Jr., a labor and employment lawyer who served as solicitor for the Labor Department and helped devise the NFL's “Rooney Rule” to encourage greater diversity in the hiring of coaches, died Feb. 24 at his home in Washington. He was ...
Lawyers try to delay 'all-American' Argentine's deportation
Sanders said federal agents in two unmarked cars pulled them over five minutes after they left the news conference in Jackson, where Vargas had joined clergy, civil rights lawyers and advocates in speaking out against President Trump's immigration ...
Prosecutor asks judge to bounce Dippolito's lawyer, or issue gag order
Dalia Dippolito's attorneys Brian Claypool and Greg Rosenfeld (right) talk with reporters after a hearing Friday, March 3, 2017. Prosecutors in her retrial asked Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley to boot California defense attorney Claypool ...
Deported Texas man's lawyer: Policy goes after good people
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 photo, Jose Escobar, from El Salvador, shares a laugh with his son, Walter, next to his wife, Rose Marie Ascencio-Escobar, a U.S. citizen, at their south Houston home. The deportation of a Houston-area father after ...
Deported Texas man's lawyer: Policy goes after good people
HOUSTON — The attorney for a Houston-area father who was deported after his temporary reprieve was revoked following new enforcement rules enacted by President Donald Trump says the incident is an example of a U.S. immigration policy that's going ...
Lawyer: Matt Barnes may be playing in NBA Finals, needs later trial date
"I have reason to believe my client will be playing in the NBA Finals," lawyer Alex Spiro, representing Barnes, said in court in Manhattan on Friday, according to reports. "Good luck," judge Herbert Moses said, agreeing to the new date. Barnes signed ...
Lawyer threatens supporter of Rocket Market concerts on South Hill
A lawyer hired by a handful of neighbors who want summer outdoor concerts at the Rocket Market shut down is trying to force a woman who set up a GoFundMe page to defend the market by paying its legal fees. As of Friday afternoon, 160 people had ...
Jim Buss' lawyer says he definitely wasn't trying to overthrow his sister, Jeanie
On Friday, more Lakers news broke about more drama. Jeanie's brothers, Jim and Johnny, were trying to overthrow their sister, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. It's said that Jim and Johnny were planning a meeting to elect a new board of ...
Lawyer: Buss brothers weren't trying to oust Jeanie
Last week, Twitter was making Game of Thrones jokes about how Lakers president and part-owner Jeanie Buss fired her brother, Jim Buss (plus, Magic Johnson was named president of basketball operations and GM Mitch Kupchak was let go). On Friday ...
Prince George's Co. lawyer takes aim at unlicensed child care centers
Prince George's County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks and Del. Alfonzo Washington testify before the Maryland House of Delegates Ways and Means Committee. (WTOP/Mike Murillo). ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The state's attorney for Prince George's County ...