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Lawyer claims client sold drugs to pay restitution
While waiting to be sentenced for stealing $200,000 from his mentor and employer former State Marshal Charles Valentino, George Fraticelli was arrested for allegedly selling drugs. Fraticelli's lawyer, Frank Riccio Jr., suggested to Superior Court ...
Lawyer Rankings: Are They Out Of Control?
A whole cottage industry has developed on playing off of lawyers' egos and insecurities. It's accelerating dramatically because people see that there's money to be had. — The head of a large New York-based law firm, speaking to Sara Randazzo of the ...
Hot Mic Catches OJ Simpson Joking With His Lawyer About Trump
Since the entire thing was a spectacle that played out on live TV, there was an extended instance where O.J.'s discussion with his lawyer was caught on a hot mic. This particular instance saw O.J. and his lawyer talking about a prison guard (Jeffrey ...
Racism 'severe and pervasive' among this township's workers, lawyer says
His lawyer, Montclair civil rights attorney Nancy Erika Smith, said in an interview that it appears Bridgewater Township has a "racist pattern" that is "severe and pervasive. "People feel fee to say disgusting things. It's like an infection that they ...
Bush ethics lawyer: Congress must tell Trump not to fire Mueller
The former White House ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush on Thursday said that Congress needed to make it clear to President Trump that firing special counsel Robert Mueller would mean his impeachment. In a Twitter post Thursday evening, ...
Trump team seeks to control, block Mueller's Russia investigation
Some of President Trump's lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president's authority to ...
"It's the proper decision": Ex-OJ Simpson lawyer discusses his parole
Last Updated Jul 21, 2017 12:44 AM EDT. Carl Douglas, part of O.J. Simpson's "dream team" defense in the 1995 trial for the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, said a Nevada parole board made the "proper decision" on Thursday granting the ...
Justine Damond Shooting: Philando Castile Family Lawyer on Case
The family of an Australian woman shot by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented the family of black motorist Philando Castile, who was also slain by a Minnesota officer. Bob Bennett confirmed Thursday that he was ...
Trump lawyer denies Russia probe pardons being discussed
One of President Trump's attorneys is denying a Washington Post report that Mr. Trump's legal team has been "discussing the president's authority to grant pardons" with respect to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in ...
Would impeachment restore rule of law?
Editor's note: This article, distributed by The Associated Press, was originally published on The Conversation website. The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. What happens after a ...
Poll: Most say Trump Jr. should not have met with Russian lawyer
Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. represented spy agency: report MORE Jr. and other top Trump campaign figures should not have met with the Russian lawyer promising compromising information about Hillary Clinton · Hillary Rodham ClintonOPINION ...
Top South Florida appellate lawyer dies from mysterious infection on European cruise
Richard Strafer, a brilliant, behind-the-scenes appellate lawyer at the marquee criminal-defense firm in Miami, has been a fanatical runner and bicyclist for years. He competed in two World Championship Duathlons, finishing eighth in his age group in ...
Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia's FSB security service among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by ...
Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia's FSB security service among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by ...
Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. represented spy agency: report
Russian court documents obtained by Reuters reveal that lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya represented the FSB's interests in northwest Moscow for more than five years. ADVERTISEMENT. The FSB replaced the Soviet-era KGB following the collapse of the ...
Houston Nutt's lawyer: 'The public persona of Hugh Freeze is not the true Hugh Freeze'
The lawyer is strident in his opinion that Hugh Freeze would still have his job if Nutt 'would have been treated appropriately and fairly consistent with the severance agreement that all of them signed.' He added that 'the public persona of Hugh Freeze ...
Lawyer who met with Trump Jr. had Russian intelligence connections
MOSCOW — The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump's eldest son and other senior campaign advisers in a highly scrutinized meeting at Trump Tower last year had previously represented Russia's top spy agency in a land dispute in Moscow, ...
Trump names lawyer as new acting ethics chief
President Donald Trump has named a veteran lawyer to oversee the government's ethics agency until a new permanent chief is selected. The Office of Government Ethics confirmed Friday that Trump designated the agency's general counsel, David J. Apol, ...
Bride-to-be is 'most innocent' police shooting victim: lawyer
“I mean she saves ducklings out of the sewer, for God's sakes,” explained attorney Robert Bennett, who was hired earlier this week to represent the relatives of Justine Damond. “I'm not saying Philando [Castille] wasn't innocent, too, or that Frank ...
Russian Lawyer Who Met Donald Trump Jr. Once Represented Spy Agency
The lawyer, Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, who is now at the center of the political intrigue over the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia during Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign, represented a military unit founded by the Russian Federal ...
Should You Become A Public Interest Lawyer?
For some law students, choosing to become a public interest lawyer is one of the hardest choices to make during law school. And it is by no means an easy one. It's a decision that involves not just deciding to skip out on interviewing for law firm ...
Trump names Sioux Falls lawyer to top legal post
A Sioux Falls lawyer who is regarded as one of the state's finest legal scholars has been nominated by President Trump to serve as the U.S. attorney for South Dakota. Ron Parsons is a partner at Johnson Janklow Abdallah Reiter & Parsons, where one of ...
USMMA soccer players sexually abused, bullied freshman, lawyer says
Seven former members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's soccer team committed sexually abusive acts against a freshman player in September and bullied him for at least a month afterward, a government lawyer said Friday in federal court in ...
Mark Hayward's City Matters: Drug bust a symptom of lawyer's downward spiral
Mark Hayward's City Matters: Drug bust a symptom of lawyer's downward spiral. By MARK HAYWARD July 21. 2017 10:01PM. One-time criminal defense lawyer Paul J. Bennett faces three felony-level drug dealing charges. LAST WEEK'S SWAT raid at 47 ...
An Undocumented Teen Gains Asylum With The Help Of His Undocumented Lawyer
An Undocumented Teen Gains Asylum With The Help Of His Undocumented Lawyer. The real American dream at work. By Rebecca Klein. DAMON DAHLEN/HuffPost. Attorney Cesar Vargas, right, the first openly undocumented attorney in New York, with his ...
New York City establishes tenants' right to lawyer in eviction cases
The New York City Council passed legislation Thursday that will guarantee free legal representation to all low-income tenants facing eviction, the first measure in the nation to establish a civil right to counsel in housing court. Advocates for tenants ...
UNLV hires high-priced lawyer to assist with Raiders negotiation
UNLV sees “no hurdles” in their negotiations with the Raiders for the new football stadium they'll share, and they've hired a lawyer who charges $745 per hour to assist with the no hurdles that will be experienced. Via the Las Vegas Sun, the school has ...
Lawyer who earned fame defending 'Algiers Motel' cops recalls legacy
Norman Lippitt says he's peeved an upcoming movie about Detroit's civil unrest in 1967 won't give him proper credit for his legal skills in successfully representing Detroit officers tied to the killings of three black teens in what's become known as ...
The Latest: Trump lawyer says there's no pardon discussion
WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his tweet barrage (all times local):. 12:40 a.m.. One of President Trump's personal attorneys says that Trump's private legal team is not looking into the question of whether the president can ...
Lawyer: OJ Simpson 'is on cloud nine' and planning a 'quiet' post-prison life
The countdown is on for O.J. Simpson's release from Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center, which could come as early as Oct. 1. So how is the former football star's state of mind? "Mr. Simpson is on cloud nine," his lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, told Fox ...
There are more Asian American lawyers than ever — but not in the top ranks
Notably, 95% of our survey respondents had no parent with a law degree. Law is unfamiliar terrain to many Asian American families, including mine. The first lawyer I ever met was my congressman, the late Robert T. Matsui, who sponsored me to be a page ...
Trump lawyer says there's no pardon discussion
Trump lawyer says there's no pardon discussion. EMAIL. BY Associated Press July 23, 2017 at 9:20 AM EDT. U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he leaves a Made in America roundtable meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. ...
Trump lawyer says it's an open question whether president could pardon himself
Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump's legal team, said it's an open question whether the president has the authority to pardon himself. Sekulow was responding to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" ...
Trump lawyer: Supreme Court will decide on presidential self-pardon
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation said Sunday it would be up to the Supreme Court to rule on whether presidents could pardon themselves. Appearing on ABC's "This Week," Jay Sekulow ...
Was lawyer joking about prosecutor being 'in his pocket?' Panel to rule
NEWTON -- A state panel overseeing lawyers is exploring whether an attorney's joke calling into question the integrity of his former law partner, current Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, merits discipline. The Office of Attorney Ethics held a ...
This former OJ Simpson lawyer, a Waltham native, is reportedly now bankrupt and living in Maine
Perhaps it's for the illustrious defense lawyer's involvement in the Boston Strangler case. Or perhaps it's for his work defending Patty Hearst or the captain allegedly responsible for the My Lai Massacre, or for successfully overturning a murder ...
Had Unprotected Sex With More WomenAfter Herpes Diagnosis
Oh no! Could Usher be in more legal trouble? Lawyer Lisa Bloom spoke out on Twitter, and then confirmed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that women have reached out to her, alleging that the hitmaker had unprotected sex with them, too, after his ...
OJ Simpson's lawyer manipulated the media as masterfully as Trump, according to the prosecutor he beat
Johnnie Cochran, OJ Simpson's lawyer, was able to win an acquittal for his client by making the mid-nineties trial about race, not a double murder. To do so, he manipulated the media, according to Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors charged with ...
Donald Trump Jr. adds Washington lawyer to legal team
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The president's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has added a lawyer with congressional experience to his legal team, the lawyer told Reuters on Sunday. Trump Jr. has hired Karina Lynch of the law firm Williams and Jensen, Lynch ...
'There are no winners': Lawyer for Antonio King talks about dismissed murder charge - WBRC FOX6 News
After murder charges against Antonio King were dropped last week, his lawyer says it was not because of lack of witnesses. King was facing charges for the shooting death of 14-year-old Kiera'Onna “Kiki” Rice in 2015. An order filed Thursday stated ...
Kushner says meeting with Russian lawyer a 'waste of our time'
"I did not read or recall this email exchange before it was shown to me by my lawyers when reviewing documents for submission to the committees." Kushner said the presidential campaign was not discussed during the meeting. He added that he is not aware ...
OJ Simpson's lawyer on protective custody, Goldman lawsuit
July 24, 2017, 8:05 AM | O.J. Simpson is serving his final months in prison in protective custody after winning parole. Prison officials believe he's a potential target for other inmates. Malcolm Lavergne represented Simpson at the parole hearing in ...
Don Jr. Hires Another Lawyer Ahead Of Congressional Testimony
He will speak with both the Senate and House Intelligence Committees this week following the stunning revelation that he met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer during the campaign. The meeting was pitched to him as part of a Russian government effort to help ...
Charlie Gard's parents withdraw appeal, lawyer says 'time has run out for 11-month-old'
This is an undated hand out photo of Charlie Gard provided by his family, at Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London. The parents of a terminally-ill baby boy lost the final stage of their legal battle on Tuesday, June27, 2017 to take him out of a ...
NYC Wins Appeal Over Wall Street Lawyer Arrested at Protest
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Wall Street lawyer arrested in 2013 after he stopped on the sidewalk to talk with Occupy Wall Street protesters cannot seek damages from New York City and its police for false arrest and imprisonment, a federal appeals court ...
Lawyer with links to Bernie Sanders runs for Congress in Kansas
A labor lawyer who worked on U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has launched a campaign for Congress in the Kansas City suburbs. Brent Welder, a Bonner Springs attorney who previously worked for the International Brotherhood of ...
Trump's new Denver lawyer says he has “rocks in his head and steel balls”
Ty Cobb, a lawyer who represented some Qwest employees during the company's financial scandal, told a legal news site he agreed to join President Donald Trump's legal team because he couldn't say no to the president. Cobb said he took the job because ...
"There have been threats made" against OJ Simpson, lawyer says
O.J. Simpson is serving his final months in prison in protective custody after winning parole. Prison officials believe he's a potential target for other inmates. A Nevada parole board approved Simpson's release at a hearing last week. He's served ...
NYC wins appeal against Wall Street lawyer arrested at protest
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Wall Street lawyer arrested in 2013 after he stopped on the sidewalk to talk with Occupy Wall Street protesters cannot seek damages from New York City and its police for false arrest and imprisonment, a federal appeals court ...
Lawyer Who May or May Not Challenge Pascrell Has Raised $750K
There was another Democrat vying for that seat: Michael Wildes, an immigration lawyer from Englewood. Wildes eventually dropped out and backed Rothman in 2012, but he seems to be gearing up for another run at Pascrell in the 9th District. Exactly when ...