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Spicer signs deal with top TV lawyer: report
Outgoing White House press secretary Sean Spicer signed a deal with Bob Barnett, a celebrity attorney who represents politicians and TV news hosts, according to Page Six. He signed with Barnett and Michael O'Connor, who is a partner of the firm ...
Prosecutor: Boyfriend 'gutted' reality show lawyer from California; defense claims accident
For six episodes in 2014, cameras followed every move of Redondo Beach attorney Loredana Nesci as she went about her professional and personal life, chronicling her world for her SundanceTV reality show audience. Those “Loredana, Esq.” cameras, ...
Lawyer who forged judges' signatures on more than 100 documents is sentenced
A Miami lawyer was sentenced Thursday to 364 days in jail for forging judges' signatures in more than 100 Florida civil cases involving structured settlements. Jose Camacho, 47, had claimed he forged the signatures of at least eight Broward County ...
Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting: Congress Doesn't Want Truth, Lawyer Natalya Veselnitskaya Says
The now infamous meeting set up by Donald Trump Jr. reportedly to gain political opposition research against Democrat Hillary Clinton had nothing to do with last year's presidential campaign but was actually a plea for help, according to the Russian ...
Sean Spicer Is Now Being Repped By Washington Power Lawyer
The former White House press secretary is reportedly being courted by the major TV networks. Sean Spicer, who resigned as White House press secretary on July 21, is not formally leaving the White House until the end of August. But, with television ...
Russian lawyer gives her account of fateful Donald Trump Jr. meeting
FILE- In this file photo taken on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks to journalists in Moscow, Russia. A billionaire real estate mogul, his pop singer son, a music promoter, a property lawyer and Russia's prosecutor ...
Natalia Veselnitskaya, Russian lawyer, gives her account of fateful ...
Natalia Veselnitskaya, Russian lawyer, gives her account of fateful ...
Will Cosby Lawyer's Departure Lead to Delay in Retrial?
This week the lead lawyer, Brian J. McMonagle, told Judge Steven T. O'Neill of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania that he would like to step down from representing Mr. Cosby, whose first trial on sexual assault charges ended in ...
Convicted 'Pharma Bro' has an image problem, lawyer concedes
Martin Shkreli talks with reporters after leaving federal court in New York, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Shkreli, the eccentric former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for a price-gouging scandal and for his snide "Pharma Bro" persona on social media, was ...
Escort wasn't the 'brains' behind spending of $5.8 million with exec's credit card, lawyer says
The former escort under investigation for allegedly using $5.8 million from a suburban company to fund a lavish lifestyle with the help of a client-turned-boyfriend is upset at his attempts to portray her as "the brains behind this operation," the ...
Voltage Pictures Lawyer Renounces 'Unethical' BitTorrent Copyright Suits
An attorney who filed dozens of BitTorrent copyright cases on behalf of Voltage Pictures and Millennium Films has renounced the practice, saying he was duped into participating in unethical copyright “trolling.” James S. Davis filed suit against his ...
Ex-Bush ethics lawyer: Use lie detectors on the White House press secretary
A former ethics lawyer under former President George W. Bush thinks that if the Trump administration wants to start using lie detectors they should start with the White House press secretary. “The place will light up like a disco!” Richard Painter ...
Martin Shkreli's Lawyer: 'Pharma Bro' Has an Image Problem
(NEW YORK) — Martin Shkreli, the eccentric former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for a price-gouging scandal and for his snide "Pharma Bro" persona on social media, was convicted Friday on federal charges he deceived investors in a pair of failed hedge ...
Lawyer: ICE used immigrant's 9-year-old son to detain him
Espinoza's lawyer, Yazmin Rodriguez, said Friday that Espinoza's son was picked up about a year ago after he attempted to enter the U.S. unaccompanied and was turned over to Espinoza. Rodriguez says Espinoza was asked to come in to ICE offices in ...
Records detail contacts between ethics agency, Cuomo lawyer
In the days after receiving a federal subpoena on April 29, 2016, David's phone records also show frequent calls to other attorneys. They include Elkan Abramowitz — a lawyer who would represent the Cuomo administration in the probe by then-U.S ...
Michael Bradfield, lawyer and key aide to Paul Volcker, dies at 83
Michael Bradfield, an international lawyer who helped bring the U.S. dollar off the gold standard, curtailed the lending practices of big banks following the 2008 financial crisis, and restored to their descendants the Swiss bank accounts of Jews who ...
Former Bush ethics lawyer has a strong opinion on using lie detectors
Former Bush ethics lawyer has a strong opinion on using lie detectors Richard Painter, President George W. Bush's former ethics lawyer, believes the White House should use lie detector tests starting at the press secretary podium. (Jim Watson AFP/Getty ...
Christie: Everybody Knows Now Trump Jr.'s Meeting With Russian Lawyer Was a 'Bad Idea'
Chris Christie, a supporter and friend of President Donald Trump, said Sunday that Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer in June of last year was a bad idea, but everyone would be best served to wait for special counsel Robert Mueller's ...
Kellyanne Conway mixes it up with George Stephanopoulos on Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian lawyer
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway got in a sparring match Sunday over what "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos asserted were conflicting statements on Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer. "The president weighed in as a father, ...
Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer was a bad idea: Christie
WASHINGTON – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday that Donald Trump Jr's meeting with a Russian lawyer was a “bad idea” but he trusts Special Counsel Robert Mueller to give Team Trump a fair shake. “Bob Mueller is a good man, in my ...
Suit: de Blasio should pay lawyer bills over corruption raps, not taxpayers
The suit, electronically filed on Sunday, alleges that de Blasio and his “underlings” engaged in “criminal and/or unethical behavior…outside the scope of public employment and thus should not be covered by the city of New York.” ...
Michael Bradfield, lawyer who helped shape US economic policy, dies at 83
NEW YORK — Michael Bradfield, an international lawyer who helped steer the economy through a series of financial crises while working at the Federal Reserve and elsewhere in Washington, died Wednesday in New York. He was 83. His death, at Memorial ...
Former SEC Lawyer Challenges Agency's Administrative Forum
Denver lawyer David Zisser worked in the SEC's enforcement division near the start of his 40-year career and his biggest-ever case could be the undoing of the agency's in-house tribunal. Zisser convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ...
Union Lawyer Warns of Lawsuits on Overtime Pay
Iowa's largest public employees union is warning of likely legal action after hundreds of government workers lost their overtime rights as of July 1st. Under Iowa's new collective bargaining law, professional employees who hold 160 different government ...
Trump's Lawyers Sound Like They're Getting Nervous
The first attorney he retained to lead his legal team, Marc Kasowitz, was his longtime personal lawyer from his New York real-estate days, and he responded as if former F.B.I. director James Comey's sworn Senate testimony was just another meritless ...
Well-known Tampa Bay lawyer hit with another Florida Bar complaint
In one of the cases cited in the current complaint, Stopa represented a Tampa couple, Kathryn and Robert Milliken, whose foreclosure case was set for trial in April before Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Gregory Holder. During the trial, the bank's ...
ABA supports rescinding enjoined 'persuader rule' requiring lawyer reporting on anti-union advice
The ABA is supporting rescission of changes to the so-called “persuader rule” that would have required lawyers and consultants to report on advice given to employers about persuading employees on union issues. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has said ...
Lawyer: Northwestern professor facing murder charges 'a gentle soul'
A Chicago attorney representing Northwestern professor Wyndham Lathem warned against a rush to judgment as the microbiologist accused of fatally stabbing a 26-year-old man makes his first appearance in a California court on Monday. Lathem, who ...
Nashville defense lawyer's sixth punishment: 6 months off the job
A Nashville defense lawyer waited more than three years to file an appeal for a client convicted of murder, a delay that the state's top court says will be punished with a six-month suspension. It is the sixth time Paul J. Walwyn has been disciplined ...
Trump's lawyer goes to Supreme Court over blockade of undercover abortion videos
A nonprofit led by a lawyer for President Trump, Jay Sekulow, is asking the Supreme Court to review a federal court's blocking of the publication of surreptitiously recorded videos involving abortion providers. The American Center for Law and Justice ...
Imprisoned Cleveland lawyer who learned money laundering from 'Breaking Bad' loses appeal
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland attorney in federal prison for laundering money in a manner he learned from watching fictional sleazebag lawyer Saul Goodman on the TV show "Breaking Bad" has lost his appeal. Matthew King, 46, took $20,000 from a ...
Democratic Billings lawyer, business owner says he's running for Greg Gianforte's seat
Health care will be a top issue of the Billings lawyer's campaign. Heenan cited clients he's represented who had to declare bankruptcy because of illness, saying he's dealt with the effects of a flawed system first hand and would advocate for a single ...
Lawyer: Northwestern prof, 'a gentle soul,' will plead not guilty to fatal stabbing in his home
An attorney for a Northwestern University professor suspected in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Chicago man says his client will plead not guilty to murder charges. Attorney Kenneth H. Wine said before Wyndham Lathem's initial court appearance ...
Prominent Feminist Lawyer Gloria Allred Under Two Investigations for Alleged Malpractice
Prominent women's rights and sex discrimination lawyer Gloria Allred is under two bar investigations for legal malpractice connected to her representation of a male weatherman. Local Washington, D.C. weatherman Kyle Hunter sued CBS in 2010, alleging ...
Lawyer: UK Model's 'Strange' Tale of Italian Kidnap Is True
Lawyer: UK Model's 'Strange' Tale of Italian Kidnap Is True. British model Chloe Ayling's kidnapping ordeal sounds like a tale spawned by nightmares of the evil that lurks online, but her agent, lawyer and police in Italy believe it's true. Aug. 7 ...
The Latest: Lawyer Awaits UK Cybersecurity Expert's Release
An Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyer says he is awaiting word that bail has been posted for British cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins, and that Hutchins has been released from federal custody pending an appearance in U.S. District Court in ...
The Latest: Lawyer awaits UK cybersecurity expert's release
An Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyer says he is awaiting word that bail has been posted for British cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins, and that Hutchins has been released from federal custody pending an appearance in U.S. District Court in ...
Female Lawyers Can Talk, Too
As a Federal District Court judge in New York, I often encountered this courtroom scene: A senior partner in a large law firm would be arguing a motion. I would ask a tough question. He (and it was usually a man) would turn to the young lawyer seated ...
Trump's personal lawyer owes New York State nearly $40G in unpaid taxi taxes
Trump's personal lawyer owes New York State nearly $40G in unpaid taxi taxes. Trump's personal lawyer owes nearly $40G in unpaid taxi taxes. BY Dan Rivoli Reuven Blau. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 5:00 AM. facebook; Tweet ...
Lawyer who ran 'Breaking Bad' scheme loses appeal
A Cleveland defense attorney in federal prison for running a money laundering scheme inspired by "Breaking Bad" has lost an appeal of his conviction. Forty-six-year-old Matthew King was convicted in June 2016 of agreeing to launder $20,000 for a ...
Lawyer won't rely on ride maker for cause of fair accident
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The lawyer pursuing a possible lawsuit over a man's death on a thrill ride that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair says he won't rely on the manufacturer's explanation that excessive corrosion was the cause. Attorney Mark Kitrick ...
Chloe Ayling's lawyer insists model not an 'accomplice' in kidnapping
London (CNN) The lawyer of British model Chloe Ayling, who was allegedly kidnapped and detained for six days in Italy while her captors attempted to sell her in an online auction, has refuted suggestions that his client acted as an "accomplice." Ayling ...
Ohio lawyer who ran 'Breaking Bad' scheme loses appeal
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland defense attorney in federal prison for running a money laundering scheme inspired by "Breaking Bad" has lost an appeal of his conviction. Forty-six-year-old Matthew King was convicted in June 2016 of agreeing to launder ...
Sheriff's Lawyer Tells Jurors FBI Invented Bribery Case
Sheriff's Lawyer Tells Jurors FBI Invented Bribery Case. A lawyer for a northwestern Indiana on trial for federal bribery charges told jurors that the FBI tried to buy a crime where one didn't exist. Aug. 8, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn ...
Lawyer: 'Silence is deafening' from Ole Miss after Houston Nutt settlement offer
Ole Miss received a settlement offer from former coach Houston Nutt's legal team on Friday. The terms of the offer — that Nutt wants no money for himself — were reported on Monday. But nothing had come from the school as of Tuesday morning. USA Today ...
Mobbed up
Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán is perhaps the world's most famous kingpin, but he's currently facing life in prison in the U.S. for a variety of drug, conspiracy, and money laundering charges. In other words, he could really use a good ...
Topeka lawyer for elderly women takes Fifth, disbarred amid ethics questions
Burson was facing two complaints filed by the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, which polices the conduct of Kansas lawyers, based on the losses of more than $183,000 by two Topeka women. The estate of Dorothy May Harvey, an 89-year-old woman ...
El Chapo hires John Gotti's defense lawyer
Notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has kicked his court-appointed attorneys to the curb – and hired John Gotti's defense lawyer, according to a report Tuesday. Modal Trigger Jeffrey LichtmanDavid McGlynn. Guzmán has been ...
British model denies kidnapping story was a hoax: lawyer
MILAN (Reuters) - The lawyer for a 20-year-old British model at the center of an alleged kidnapping in Italy has denied suggestions that the case was a hoax, after local media raised doubts about her story. Italian police said on Saturday they had ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Taylor Swift Shows Others You Can Say No
The Latest: Lawyer: Taylor Swift Shows Others You Can Say No. Taylor Swift's lawyer is attacking the credibility of a former Denver radio host, claiming he changed his story multiple times and destroyed evidence after the singer accused him of groping ...