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Lawyer: Abuse Claims Against Foster Father Not Believable
Lawyer: Abuse Claims Against Foster Father Not Believable. An attorney for a foster father accused of sexually abusing his foster sons over two decades says no forensic medical or physical evidence suggests his client committed the abuse. | April 21 ...
Paul Mecurio: Lawyer ditches investment banking for stand up
It was comedy icon Jay Leno who unwittingly encouraged Providence, R.I., native Paul Mecurio to give up a career as a mergers and acquisition lawyer-turned-investment banker to become a writer and stand-up comic. And to “live a secret double life” for ...
Lawyer: Treatment of Hernandez family by DOC 'disgraceful'
Lawyer: Treatment of Hernandez family by DOC 'disgraceful'. Judge orders preservation of evidence. Bob McGovern Saturday, April 22, 2017. Credit: Lisa Hornak. Attorney George Leontire, representing the family of Aaron Hernandez, addresses the press ...
Lawyer: Sexual acts weren't offered after massage
ELYRIA — The lawyer for a woman accused of soliciting an undercover Elyria police officer at the massage parlor she worked at said Friday that his client never offered sexual services. Kenneth Lieux said he reviewed a tape made by the officer who was ...
Lawyer: Abducted Tennessee girl's recovery 'just beginning'
COLUMBIA, Tenn. – A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl's family says. The girl is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in ...
Court: Impaired drivers entitled to lawyer before taking alcohol, drug test
In a unanimous decision Friday, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that anyone pulled over for impaired driving has the right to speak with a lawyer before taking an alcohol or drug test. The decision is a blow to advocates, who say it could lead to fewer ...
Kidnapping was really a 'lovers' quarrel,' Springfield defense lawyer claims
SPRINGFIELD - Two Springfield men are being held on $5,000 bail after allegedly luring a gay man to a home in Forest Park and then kidnapping and attempting to rob him. Anthony Brimage, 21, and Daquan Harris, 22, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in ...
Trump lawyer told Carter Page to 'cease' calling self adviser, as Russia concerns intensified
Donald Trump's legal team was trying to distance the president from international businessman Carter Page in the aftermath of the 2016 White House race, amid mounting questions about Russia influencing the outcome, according to a letter obtained by Fox ...
The lawyer who will oversee the Russia inquiry for Justice Dept. has experience investigating the White House
As a young federal prosecutor in the 1990s, Rod J. Rosenstein played a key role in the highly charged independent investigation of the president and first lady, Bill and Hillary Clinton, over their investments in a failed real estate company known as ...
Newark Hospital Board Member Named 'Family Lawyer of the Year'
NEWARK, NJ — The Hudson County Bar Association has announced that it will honor local lawyer Tanya Freeman, a West Orange resident and board member at University Hospital in Newark, as its “Family Lawyer of the Year” for 2017. Freeman, a partner at ...
Rape case lawyer says women are 'especially good' at lying
FILE - In this April 18, 2007, file photo, defense attorney Steve Farese Sr., speaks in Selmer, Tenn., in the trial of Mary Winkler, who was eventually convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the March 2006 shooting death of her preacher husband ...
Lawyer to the stars
ANDERSON, Ind. — Growing up in a middle class neighborhood in Anderson, Indiana in the 1950s, Stephen Hofer had his family believing early on that he would eventually become a lawyer. “I was a talky little kid,” Hofer said. “I had teachers that always ...
Obama's Top Lawyer to Rejoin Kirkland & Ellis
Neil Eggleston, the White House Counsel under former President Barack Obama, is returning to Kirkland & Ellis, the firm is expected to announce on Monday. Eggleston, 63, served as Obama's top legal advisor between June 2014 and January 2017 and ...
The lawyers taking on Duterte over his 'war on drugs'
On January 26, human rights lawyers Gil Aquino and Cristina Antonio filed a petition before the Supreme Court of the Philippines seeking protection for Efren Morillo, the lone survivor of a police ambush that killed four alleged drug users in the name ...
Charge Rodrigo Duterte With Mass Murder, Lawyer Tells The Hague
Suspected drug dealers were shot dead in Quezon City, the Philippines, in October. A Filipino lawyer has accused President Rodrigo Duterte of being the “mastermind” of a wave of thousands of killings over three decades. Credit Daniel Berehulak for The ...
Mark Cuban enjoys friendly lunch with Trump's lawyer
Mark Cuban — who has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, saying his presidency is “political chemotherapy” — had a friendly lunch with personal attorney to the president Michael Cohen. A fellow diner at Freds at Barneys on Friday told us of the ...
Lawyer Representing David Dao Now Working With Woman in American Airlines Incident
The lawyer representing the United Airlines passenger who was dragged off a flight in a viral video has taken up a new client against the airline industry. Attorney Thomas Demetrio is now representing the woman in another incident caught on video ...
Dr. David Dao's Lawyer from United Incident Now Representing American Airlines Mother
Dr. David Dao's lawyer from the United incident is now on board for the mom from the American Airlines incident, but it sounds like this one ain't going to court. Attorney Tom Demetrio went on "Today" Monday morning to announce he's representing her ...
Eric Frein death penalty phase shifts to defense
The penalty phase of Eric Frein's trial was halted Monday morning after Frein's attorney told the judge that he believed his client was in the throes of a psychotic episode and needed to be evaluated by a psychiatrist. Lawyer Michael Weinstein told the ...
Birmingham lawyer charged with misappropriating volunteer group's property
A Birmingham lawyer has been charged with misappropriating federal funds meant for a volunteer legal program. Kelli Hogue Mauro, 48, was charged last week with misapplication of property worth at least $5,000 from a federal program, Acting U.S ...
Lawyer representing United passenger takes on American Airlines
Lawyer representing United passenger takes on American Airlines. Thomas A. Demetrio, Chicago Aviation Attorney and Co-founder of Corboy & Demetrio who represents Dao family, speaks during a news conference at Union League Club in Chicago, Illinois ...
Lawyer for Berkeley Republicans in Coulter Case Slams ACLU for Absence
“I never thought I'd be on the same side of an issue as Willie Brown, Bernie Sanders, Bill Maher, Keith Ellison, and every other person who's a lawyer. Now, there are some amateur lawyers, like Howard Dean, who looks up a case on the Internet and then ...
Newspaper wins again in prior restraint case, lawyer says
TRENTON -- An appellate court on Monday denied the state Attorney General's request for an emergent stay of a judge's decision last month lifting of a prior restraint order against the Trentonian newspaper. Following the March 27 decision lifting the ...
Lawyer: Doctor dragged from United flight planning legal action
The doctor who was dragged off a United flight by Chicago Department of Aviation security officers earlier this month is preparing for legal action over the incident, his lawyer told ABC News. When asked by ABC News' Linsey Davis in an interview on ...
Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Says Pre-Death Notes Were Not for a Prison Boyfriend
Jose Baez, the lawyer who represented former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in his double-murder trial, denied a letter in Hernandez's prison cell was written to a lover. "Rumors of letters to a gay lover, in or out of prison, are false ...
Kelly Jones' lawyer depicts Alex Jones as 'master manipulator'
Kelly Jones' lawyer described Austin broadcaster Alex Jones in court Monday as a “master manipulator” who could turn their children against her even as he persuaded the forensic and clinical psychologist retained by the court that he was doing nothing ...
2 in airline controversies have hired same lawyer
DALLAS – The woman seen sobbing in a viral video after an American Airlines flight attendant took away her stroller now has a lawyer — the same attorney representing a man dragged off a United Express flight this month. The Chicago lawyer, Thomas ...
Third Hernandez suicide note addressed to inmate, lawyer says
According to the Boston Globe, who obtained the sidebar discussions from court in New Bedford Monday, the prison is in lockdown. In part because of issues related to Hernandez, and things that happened to Hernandez. But a lawyer representing Shayanna ...
The lawyer who will oversee the Russia inquiry has experience investigating the White House
Win McNamee/Getty Images Deputy U.S. Attorney General nominee Rod Rosenstein is sworn in prior to testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee March 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. During the hearing, Democratic senators pressed Rosenstein to ...
Highly touted NFL prospect accused of sex assault, lawyer says ...
Highly touted NFL prospect accused of sex assault, lawyer says ...
Lawyer urges Trump to press Iran on jailed US father and son at nuclear talks
VIENNA (Reuters) - The lawyer of an American-Iranian father and son jailed in Iran called on U.S. President Donald Trump to get his officials to press for the men's release at nuclear talks with Tehran on Tuesday. An Iranian court sentenced 46-year-old ...
Top Threat Facing US Is Cyber, Says Outgoing CIA Lawyer
During her tenure as the CIA's top lawyer, Caroline Krass dealt with investigations into the CIA's enhanced interrogation programs and black sites, unrest in Ukraine and Crimea, the rise of ISIS, normalizing relations with Cuba, the Syrian refugee ...
Former Police Officers, Ex-Brooklyn Assistant DA Arrested In NYPD Gun License Bribery Scandal
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A former New York City police lieutenant, two former police officers and a lawyer who once worked as a prosecutor were arrested in a federal gun licensing probe Tuesday as authorities described a scam in which police ...
Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Says There Wasn't a Letter to a Gay Prison Lover, But This Man's Attorney Confirms Suicide ...
Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Says There Wasn't a Letter to a Gay Prison Lover, But This Man's Attorney Confirms Suicide ...
Gareon Conley accused of rape; lawyer denies allegations
Former? Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley has been accused by a woman of raping her in a Cleveland hotel earlier this month, according to Cleveland police. Conley has not been arrested, nor have any charges been filed against him as Cleveland ...
Lawyer: Last Florida 'cocaine cowboy' to plead not guilty
This undated file photo provided by Orange County Corrections shows Gustavo Falcon, the last of South Florida's “Cocaine Cowboys”. Falcon was arrested Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (Orange County Corrections via AP). MIAMI — A man investigators call the ...
Student On Track To Be Youngest Lawyer In America
Gunner Prepare to have the very definition of “gunner” raised to new heights. Everyone thinks they know the real gunner. The biggest gunner is always the kid in the front row of your section, never anyone else's. It's a fact of law school life. But let ...
Tamir Rice lawyer releases videos ahead of officer hearings
CLEVELAND – An attorney for the family of Tamir Rice said Tuesday he provided videotaped interviews of the two white officers involved in the fatal shooting of the 12-year-old black boy to news organizations to show inconsistencies in the officers ...
Aaron Hernandez lawyer: Claims of suicide note to prison lover are false
Last week, after the family of Aaron Hernandez began to ask questions about the circumstances surrounding his death in prison, unnamed law enforcement sources began to leak that Hernandez was bisexual. The specific information reported by Newsweek ...
Lawyer: Last 'cocaine cowboy' to plead not guilty - 7News
MIAMI (AP) – The attorney for a man investigators call the last of Miami's “cocaine cowboys” says he'll plead not guilty to drug smuggling after 26 years as a fugitive. Lawyer Howard Srebnick said outside court Tuesday that 55-year-old Gustavo Falcon ...
Aaron Hernandez's Family and Lawyer Deny Any Prison Love Letters
On Tuesday, Kennedy's lawyer, Larry Army Jr., told the same website that Hernandez had requested of the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center last September that Kennedy be his cellmate — a request that was turned down out of the concern for possible ...
Lawyer: None of 3 fired Hutto employees leaked private document
Story Highlights; Three fired employees who complained about sexual harassment did not have access to the report, lawyer says. Employees who were fired have filed complaints with state and federal agencies, according to lawyer. None of the three former ...
Judge orders University City to apologize, pay lawyer fees of resident barred from meetings
University City Mayor Shelley Welsch listens on Monday, March 7, 2016, as council member Stephen Kraft (center) gets legal clarifications before the council voted unanimously in a special session to deny a liquor license to the owners of Social House ...
Gun lawyer linked to corruption scandal charged with bribery
A self-proclaimed gun lawyer to the stars kept an NYPD cop on the payroll in a bribes-for-permits scam that secured his clients expedited license renewals and also smoothed over legal issues that might have cost them their pistol permits, federal ...
Lawyer to Plead Guilty to Misappropriating Over $35K
Mauro is accused of siphoning over $35,000 from the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program during her tenure as its executive director. A 2012 investigation by the Legal Services Corporation revealed she created false or altered documents to obfuscate ...
Lawyer accused of billing over 24 hours in a day suspended; but official said others were worse
Cooke, a Bluefield lawyer, had apparently billed the West Virginia Public Defender Service more than 15 hours a day on 37 different occasions over an eight-month period beginning on Jan. 21, 2014, according to the April 20 opinion (PDF) by the Supreme ...
Inmate's Lawyer To Speak On Client's Connection To Aaron Hernandez
WORCESTER (CBS) — A lawyer for the last person to see Aaron Hernandez alive is expected to speak Wednesday. Sources tell WBZ-TV that prisoner Kyle Kennedy, a 22-year-old friend of the ex-NFL star and fellow inmate at the Souza-Baranowski ...
Lawyer to Speak on Inmate's Ties to Hernandez
"I think I'm going to hang it up, LOL," the letter read, a lawyer for inmate Kyle Kennedy said Wednesday. Attorney Larry Army Jr. called a press conference to provide new information about Kennedy and his connection to Hernandez. He said Hernandez and ...
Trump pick for CIA's top lawyer weighs in on interrogations
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's pick to be the CIA's top lawyer says it would take a change in U.S. law to restart the program that permitted harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists in detention. Courtney Simmons Elwood tells the Senate ...
Supreme Court Overturns Suspension Of Lawyer In Impersonation Case
The state Supreme Court has overturned the suspension of a Hartford attorney who impersonated a fellow lawyer – and sparked a long-running feud – concluding that the complaint came years after the statute of limitations expired. Attorney Joseph Elder ...