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Ex-WFAN host Craig Carton victim of Ponzi scheme, not crook: lawyer
A lawyer for ex-WFAN morning show host Craig Carton insisted Friday that the radio motormouth is a chump, not a con man. Defense attorney Robert Gottlieb, in a statement released after his client was indicted for wire fraud, securities fraud and ...
Judge denies request to return to US by Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday denied a request for Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, to return to the United States to attend a hearing over an unpaid $6 ...
Judge Denies Request to Return to US by Russian Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday denied a request for Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, to return to the United States to attend a hearing over an unpaid $6 ...
Casey Anthony's ex-lawyer found guilty in drug trafficking scheme ...
Casey Anthony's ex-lawyer found guilty in drug trafficking scheme ...
Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Says The 'Haters' Are Trolling Him For Supporting the President
Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, recently tweeted a picture of himself standing next to his longtime boss. “RT if you agree: Time to ignore the #haters #trolls and show @POTUS @realDonaldTrump we stand with you!” he wrote, tacking on the ...
Egypt rights lawyer to run for president in 2018
A prominent rights lawyer will run for president in next year's elections, three senior politicians said Saturday The move is unlikely to seriously challenge the incumbent general-turned-president's campaign but will test his popularity at a time of ...
Lawyer: Ex-'Boomer and Carton' radio host to fight charges
A lawyer for a former prominent sports radio host charged with cheating investors to pay gambling debts says his client will fight a newly filed indictment. Attorney Robert Gottlieb said the former "Boomer and Carton" host will plead not guilty next ...
European nations condemn detention of lawyer in slain Italian student investigation
CAIRO (Reuters) - Several European countries have criticized the detention of an Egyptian human rights lawyer who is helping investigate the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni. For the first time, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Britain and ...
Omaha lawyer's license to practice suspended for 1 year
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has suspended an Omaha lawyer's license to practice law for a year after he lied for years about checking on the welfare of an incapacitated adult. Rodney Halstead had been appointed in 2009 to serve ...
DOJ Official Aided Ponzi Schemer in FBI's Probe, Lawyer Says
A high-ranking Justice Department official tipped off disgraced hedge fund founder Stephen Maiden when he was under federal investigation in 2012, giving him advice on how to evade wiretaps and promising to help sway FBI agents, a lawyer told a ...
Lawyer busted using $5M townhouse as 22-bed flophouse
A Manhattan lawyer and real estate investor who turned his stunning, $5.25 million Upper East Side townhouse into a 22-bed flophouse-for-rent has been shut down by the city. Michael Mollod, 62, faces up to $55,600 in fines for packing tourists into the ...
Israeli media: Netanyahu's lawyer questioned in sub probe
JERUSALEM – Israeli police says it has detained two prominent lawyers for questioning over the country's purchase of German submarines. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld wouldn't identify them by name Sunday. But Israeli media reported one was ...
Egypt summons several Western ambassadors over criticism of rights lawyer's detention
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt summoned several western ambassadors on Sunday in protest against a statement criticizing the country's detention of a human rights lawyer who was helping investigate the case of a murdered Italian student. Germany, Italy, the ...
La. Court Rules That Man Who Said 'Give Me a Lawyer Dog' Wasn't Asking for Counsel
“This is how I feel, if y'all think I did it, I know that I didn't do it so why don't you just give me a lawyer dog 'cause this is not what's up.” After making that statement, Demesme later admitted to the crimes, and was charged with aggravated rape ...
Robstown lawyer, former Nueces County DA candidate doesn't let illnesses keep her from law
Her aspirations to become a lawyer began when she was in kindergarten, her mother, Elma Treviño said. "When she decided to become an attorney, she wrote down what education means (to her)," her father Arturo Treviño said. "I had that poster for a long ...
Jeff Hoover's secret deal to settle sexual harassment claim confirmed by woman's lawyers
Just minutes after House Speaker Jeff Hoover's stunning announcement Sunday that he will step down from his leadership job amid sexual harassment allegations by a woman on his staff, her lawyers publicly confirmed for the first time the case was ...
Councilman's campaign paid lawyer to rep ex-aide in city probes: records
City councilman Corey Johnson's campaign paid for a criminal defense lawyer last year to represent a former campaign manager in two city probes, records show. Johnson, who is running for reelection Tuesday and is a top contender to be the next City ...
Ex-Lawyer for Casey Anthony Convicted of Cocaine Trafficking
A former lawyer for Casey Anthony was found guilty of cocaine trafficking Friday in a Brooklyn, New York, federal court. A jury found Todd Macaluso, 55, guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine internationally after an hour of deliberation, the New ...
Indonesian NGOs lawyer up against environmental crimes
NGOs in North Sumatra have joined forces to set up a network of legal experts in environmental law. The region has long suffered from environment-related crimes that often are handled poorly by the authorities. The team will push for stronger ...
Trump Jr. Hinted at Review of Anti-Russia Law, Moscow Lawyer Says
A Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump's oldest son last year says he indicated that a law targeting Russia could be re-examined if his father won the election and asked her for written evidence that illegal proceeds went to Hillary ...
This Grandmother Had To Fight Without A Lawyer To Stop Her Grandchild Being Put Up For Adoption
A grandmother who wanted to care for her grandchild had to fight a local authority with no lawyer after a social worker recommended that the baby be put up for adoption. As the parents were unable to look after the baby, the paternal grandmother – who ...
What did Donald Trump Jr. ask for at that meeting? The Russian lawyer just spoke out.
THE MORNING PLUM: Bloomberg Politics has just published a remarkable interview with the Russian lawyer who famously met with President Trump's son, son-in-law and campaign chairman at Trump Tower in June 2016. There are a number of lingering ...
Nationally Recognized Government Contracts Lawyer Nicole Owren-Wiest Joins Crowell & Moring
Owren-Wiest is a nationally recognized government contracts lawyer with more than 15 years of experience representing aerospace, defense, professional services, health care, and information technology and emerging technology companies in all aspects ...
HAMAD TRIAL | Lawyer: 'This is not about making excuses for Mr. Hamad'
Atty. Robert Dixon is giving an opening statement to jurors in the penalty phase of the Nasser Hamad aggravated murder trial following a delay this morning related to Hamad refusing to speak to two of his attorneys for most of the past week. Atty ...
Egyptian human rights lawyer says will run for president in 2018
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Egyptian human rights lawyer and opposition leader Khaled Ali said on Monday he will challenge President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the 2018 presidential election, provided he is not barred from running. Egyptian lawyer and ex ...
Russian lawyer: Trump Jr. suggested review of sanctions law in Trump Tower meeting
The Russian lawyer said Trump Jr.'s comments were in reference to the 2012 Magnitsky Act, a sweeping, bipartisan bill that blacklisted many prominent Russian individuals the US says are responsible for the death of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer ...
Former Casey Anthony Lawyer Is Convicted in NY Drug Case
Former Casey Anthony Lawyer Is Convicted in NY Drug Case. A disbarred lawyer who once represented Casey Anthony has been convicted of conspiring to fly a plane filled with $13 million worth of cocaine from Ecuador to Honduras. Nov. 6, 2017, at 11:38 ...
Egypt opposition lawyer announces bid for presidency
CAIRO – A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer says he will run for president in next year's elections. The move is unlikely to seriously challenge the incumbent general-turned-president but will test his popularity at a time of deep economic hardship, a ...
The suspect told police 'give me a lawyer dog.' The court says he wasn't asking for a lawyer.
When a friend says, "I'll hit you up later dog," he is stating that he will call again sometime. He is not calling the person a "later dog." But that's not how the courts in Louisiana see it. And when a suspect in an interrogation told detectives to ...
Russian Lawyer Says Trump Jr. Offered Her a Deal: Hillary Dirt for a Change to US Law
The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during last year's election campaign says he offered her a clear quid pro quo at the meeting: dirt on Hillary Clinton in exchange for changes to a U.S. law. In an interview with Bloomberg, Natalia ...
Menendez Lawyer Says Government Failed to Prove Corrupt Deal With Donor
An attorney for Senator Robert Menendez urged jurors to acquit his client of bribery charges because prosecutors failed to prove he had formed a corrupt agreement with a friend who had given him gifts in exchange for official actions. Menendez, a New ...
Trump Jr. hinted at review of anti-Russia law, Moscow lawyer says
A Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump's oldest son last year says he indicated that a law targeting Russia could be re-examined if his father won the election and asked her for written evidence that illegal proceeds went to Hillary ...
Lawyer: GLBT's 261-mile rail plan 'officially over'
Great Lakes Basin Transportation, the firm planning a freight train line from Wisconsin to LaPorte, has missed two deadlines to appeal and its plan is "officially over," an opposition lawyer said. After the federal Surface Transportation Board's Aug ...
Menendez lawyer: Bribery case built on assumptions, speculation
An attorney for Sen. Bob Menendez · Robert (Bob) MenendezGraham, Booker to testify as character witnesses for Menendez Poll: Majority don't think Menendez should be reelected Overnight Health Care: House passes 20-week abortion ban | GOP gives ...
White House Lawyer Represented Arrested Saudi Billionaire Trump Called “Dopey”
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump's Russia probe lawyer, Ty Cobb, previously represented billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, according to previously overlooked media reports and emails shared with HuffPost. The kingdom unexpectedly ...
Russian Lawyer From Donald Trump Jr. Meeting Willing to Testify Before Senate Investigators
The Russian lawyer whose 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr. is under investigation has offered to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Bloomberg reported on Monday. She told the outlet she would do so if the committee agreed to make her ...
Lawyer for Rand Paul's attacker: Fight was about 'trivial' matter, not politically motivated
The lawyer for the man who attacked Sen. Rand Paul over the weekend said Monday that the two men got into a fight over a "trivial" issue, and not politics. "The unfortunate occurrence of November 3rd has absolutely nothing to do with either's politics ...
Egyptian Rights Lawyer Says He'll Run for President in 2018
Egyptian human rights lawyer and opposition leader Khaled Ali said Monday he would challenge President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the 2018 presidential election, provided he is not barred from the contest. Ali is the first person to announce he is running ...
Lawyer: Legislators Don't Have to Give up Documents in Suit
Lawyer: Legislators Don't Have to Give up Documents in Suit. Mississippi legislators are telling a federal judge that they shouldn't have to turn over documents concerning their 2016 vote to shift control of Jackson's airports to a new board mostly ...
Longtime energy lawyer named to S Carolina regulatory board
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has appointed a lawyer with extensive experience in the energy sector to an interim job on the state board of regulators. McMaster said Monday that Robert Bockman joins the Public Service ...
Taylor Swift's Lawyer Sends Deranged Letter Over Blog Suggesting She's An Alt-Right Sympathizer
Last month, Taylor Swift and her team took some time away from interpolating novelty songs into disappointing singles and turned their attention to intimidating a little-known blogger. Swift took issue with Meghan Herning of PopFront, who accused Swift ...
COBWRA hires land-use lawyer to fight GL Homes' Ag Reserve plan
Grosso, the former executive director and general counsel of the Everglades Law Center, successfully represented environmental groups opposed to converting the Mecca Farms orange grove off Seminole Pratt Whitney Road into a biotechnology hub for ...
Lawyer: Legislators don't have to give up documents in suit
Lawyers for city and its mayor-appointed airport board agree that some communications may be blocked, but say communications with constituents or others outside the legislative branch are not protected. Nicholas Morisani argued that the judge needs to ...
Lawyer: Trivial matter at heart of dispute between neighbor, Rand Paul
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The man accused of attacking Sen. Rand Paul was a close neighbor who was "not politically motivated" when he tackled him, the suspect's lawyer said Monday. Rene Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green, was arrested Friday and charged ...
Lawyer in West Memphis Three case advises attorneys: Admit your shortcomings
Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley Jr. were convicted of killing three 8-year old boys. Ford was in Scottsbluff on Thursday to speak with a group of lawyers at the Bob Chaloupka Trial Skills Seminar about the importance of confirmation bias, ...
Lawyer Under Fire
The official state organization that disciplines and regulates attorneys filed a 12-count complaint against the lawyer accused of holding on to his client's cash. One family listed in the complaint said they hired this attorney to help them get out of ...
Lawyer: Legislators Don't Have to Give Up Documents in Suit
Lawyers for city and its mayor-appointed airport board agree that some communications may be blocked, but say communications with constituents or others outside the legislative branch are not protected. Nicholas Morisani argued that the judge needs to ...
Jailed Kyrgyz Opposition Politician's Case Files Stolen, Lawyer Says
BISHKEK -- Documents related to the criminal case against imprisoned Kyrgyz opposition leader Omurbek Tekebaev have been stolen from his lawyer's house in Bishkek, the lawyer says. The accusation from attorney Kanat Khasanov came a day after a ...
Lawyer For Rand Paul's Neighbor Says 'Trivial' Dispute Led To Assault
Days after Sen. Rand Paul suffered five broken ribs, the lawyer for the man who has been charged with assaulting Paul says that politics are not involved — and that it was a case of "a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that ...
Weinstein's Lawyer Tried To Silence The Times While His Firm Was Representing The Paper
The third report in a series of bombshell New Yorker pieces about Harvey Weinstein delves into the extent to which the disgraced producer attempted to discredit his accusers and the journalists seeking to report on their stories. It also reveals how ...