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Lawyer accused of making porn videos with female inmates in jail ...
Lawyer accused of making porn videos with female inmates in jail ...
The 'Trial-by-Combat' Lawyer Is Back and Scarier Than Ever
But public-interest lawyers and housing advocates—some of whom are representing plaintiffs in civil suits over PACE financing—warn that aggressive salespeople dupe homeowners into high-cost projects they can't afford. Victims complain of shoddy ...
Lawyer raising new questions about slain Baltimore detective
BALTIMORE – A lawyer is raising fresh questions about a 2010 incident that a slain Baltimore detective was involved in. Attorney Steven Silverman represents two men whose federal convictions have been overturned after they spent years in prison based ...
Janet Benshoof, lawyer who pursued abortion rights for women, dies at 70
Janet Benshoof, a human rights lawyer who campaigned to expand access to contraceptives and abortion, leading organizations that advocated on behalf of women from the mainland United States to Burma, Iraq and Guam, where she was once arrested for ...
Lusher dad accused of terrorizing 'denies all allegations,' his lawyer says
A Lusher Charter School student's father who is accused of "terrorizing" and other offenses stemming from threats police say his son made against the school "denies all allegations of wrongdoing," the man's lawyer said Tuesday (Dec. 19). Arthur Johnson ...
Philadelphia lawyer, 72, sues after court officers slammed him to floor
A Philadelphia lawyer is suing a group of court officers for allegedly fracturing his shoulder and slamming him on the floor during what he says was a wrongful arrest. Clifford Haines filed suit Monday and his attorneys posted a video of the August ...
Ex-officials at failed Sonoma bank, lawyer convicted of string of crimes
Among the crimes, the evidence showed that Sonoma Valley Bank loaned Madjlessi and others more than $35 million between 2004 and 2010, beyond the legal lending limit of $24.7 million set by regulators. To conceal the excess, Cutting and Melland ...
The Latest: Victims' lawyer says Law's death reopens wounds
VATICAN CITY – The Latest on the death of Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston who was a central figure in the clergy sex abuse scandal. (all times local):. 6:30 a.m.. A Boston attorney who has represented dozens of people ...
Lawyer: 20-year fugitive will plead guilty to prison escape
ERIE, Pa. – A lawyer for an inmate who disappeared 20 years ago from a federal prison in Pennsylvania says his client intends to plead guilty to an escape charge. Public defender Thomas Livingston tells The Erie Times-News about Ghassan Saleh's plans ...
USA Gymnastics struck agreement with McKayla Maroney to keep ...
USA Gymnastics struck agreement with McKayla Maroney to keep ...
Lawyer tells US court Ukraine oligarch's extradition on hold
CHICAGO – A lawyer for a Ukrainian oligarch charged in an international bribery case says an Austrian court has put his client's extradition on hold. Dan Webb filed a letter with the information Wednesday in Chicago federal court, where Dymitro Firtash ...
Lawyer raises new questions about slain Baltimore detective
BALTIMORE — A lawyer for two men whose federal convictions were recently overturned is raising fresh questions about an April 2010 incident that led to their convictions on bogus drug charges and involved a Baltimore detective fatally gunned down last ...
Trump picks Center City lawyer William McSwain for US attorney slot in Philly
William McSwain, a former federal prosecutor and a partner at a Center City law firm, was nominated Wednesday by President Trump to become the top Justice Department official in Southeastern Pennsylvania. If confirmed by the Senate, he would set ...
Oregon Supreme Court temporarily suspends Portland lawyer's license
The Oregon Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily suspended the law license of Portland lawyer Andrew Long, six weeks after the Oregon State Bar warned the public that it believed Long has been acting bizarrely. The bar has alleged Long threatened ...
Manhattan lawyer was part of Pharma Bro scam: prosecutors
Brooklyn federal prosecutors said Wednesday there's “overwhelming evidence” to show a Manhattan lawyer mixed up with Martin Shkreli was complicit in the Pharma Bro's swindles. Evan Greebel, 44, is charged with fraud conspiracy for allegedly helping ...
Trump nominates Tampa lawyer for US District Court bench
WASHINGTON – President Trump has nominated a Tampa lawyer to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Bill Jung, is a partner at Jung & Sisco, "where he handles civil, commercial, and white collar defense litigation ...
Cary-Based Lawyer Named One of Nation's Best Litigators
Biller was named one of NC Lawyers Weekly's best lawyers in America for 2018 for his work in intellectual property litigation, which deals with areas of law such as copyrights, patents and trademarks. For Biller, he said this particular legal field ...
Combat Jack, Hip-Hop Lawyer Turned Podcast Pioneer, Dies at 53 ...
Combat Jack, Hip-Hop Lawyer Turned Podcast Pioneer, Dies at 53 ...
Corrine Brown's new attorney rated 'Florida's Super Lawyer' for 5 years
Kent declined an interview. "... my practice is to not comment to the media about clients or their cases," wrote Kent. Kent has been in practice since 1978. The lawyer rating service, Martindale-Hubbell, gives him a five rating. The other rating ...
Plaintiff's lawyer in Russia dossier suit says they've discovered BuzzFeed's source
They plan to continue pursuing that interview, Gurvits said, because they would like to know the extent to which Steele worked to confirm the allegations in the dossier. Gurvits said a next step in the Florida case will be to ask the judge to lift a ...
FBI's top lawyer said to be reassigned
The FBI's top lawyer, James Baker, is being reassigned — one of the first moves by new director Christopher A. Wray to assemble his own team of senior advisers as he tries to fend off accusations of politicization within the bureau. Baker told ...
Tiffany Haddish's Ex Hired Russell Simmon's Lawyer to Sue Her
Russell Simmons' lawyer is about to get even more busy. The mega mogul and alleged sexual predator's attorney, Michael T. Sterling, has been tapped by Tiffany Haddish's ex to sue the comedian for defamation. The Girls Trip breakout star recently ...
Ex-GM board member gets lawyer amid fed probe
Detroit – Retired United Auto Workers Vice President Joe Ashton, who resigned from General Motors Co.'s board amid a federal grand jury investigation of the auto industry, has hired a criminal defense lawyer whose client roster includes mobster kin and ...
Meet the Lawyer Trying to Make Big Oil Pay for Climate Change
In 1996, Washington's attorney general hired Berman's new firm to represent the state in a wave of public health lawsuits against tobacco companies. Soon Berman represented 13 states. “The quiet youthful [lawyer] worked brutal hours to make up for his ...
Lawyer: Woman whose fiance drowned grateful to be released | Fox ...
Lawyer: Woman whose fiance drowned grateful to be released | Fox ...
Lawyer: Vietnamese Court Upholds Jail Term for Prominent Activist
Despite sweeping economic reform and increasing openness towards social change, the ruling party retains tight media censorship and does not tolerate criticism. Nga's sentence of nine years in prison and five years probation was upheld by a court in ...
Lawyer says 'no progress' has been made with Section 1 leadership heading into holiday
In the five days since White Plains lawyer Bill Harrington was retained on behalf of Section 1 basketball coaches in their dispute with Section 1 leadership regarding playoff games at the Westchester County Center, communication between the two sides ...
The Careerist: What!?! You Didn't Make that Best Lawyer List?
If your lawyer made the list, she must be awesome! If not, ask for a discount! Folks, how can anyone take this stuff seriously? Let's start with the obvious: These “best,” “leading” or “top” women's list strike me as sexist. Can you imagine publishing ...
Comey Defends FBI's Top Lawyer, Who Has Been Reassigned Amid Leak Investigation
Former FBI Director James Comey defended the bureau's top lawyer on Friday, alleging that he is being “attacked for partisan gain.” Comey spoke out on Twitter in response to recent stories about James A. Baker, his friend and the FBI's general counsel ...
Democrat: Top FBI lawyer reassignment part of 'larger' GOP effort to 'undercut' Mueller investigation
A Democratic lawmaker is calling the reassignment of the FBI's top lawyer part of the “larger Republican effort to undercut” special counsel Robert Mueller. "This is part of the larger Republican effort undercut the Mueller investigation by baselessly ...
'Anyone can be attacked for partisan gain': Comey issues rare statement in defense of top FBI lawyer
Former FBI director James Comey publicly defended James Baker, a top lawyer at the FBI who was recently reassigned to a different role under FBI director Christopher Wray. Comey said it was sad that "we are now at a point" when "anyone can be attacked ...
William W. Graham, lawyer, investor and philanthropist, dies at 69 ...
William W. Graham, lawyer, investor and philanthropist, dies at 69 ...
American ISIS Suspect Held in Iraq Has Right to Lawyer, Judge Rules
Calling the Trump administration's position “disingenuous” and “troubling,” a federal judge on Saturday ordered the Pentagon to permit a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union to meet with a United States citizen who has been imprisoned in ...
US Military Ordered to Let American Held in Iraq See a Lawyer
WASHINGTON—A federal judge ruled the military must provide immediate access to legal counsel for a U.S. citizen being held as an enemy combatant at a secret location in Iraq. The unnamed U.S. citizen was captured in September by Syrian opposition ...
Lakeland lawyer John Shannon, 4 others killed in Bartow plane crash
John Liguori, a friend of John Shannon's and a fellow lawyer, said Shannon was a skilled pilot who talked recently of flying to the Keys to spend Christmas with two of his three daughters. “He was looking forward to taking everybody down there, he ...
Five dead in Florida plane crash, including prominent lawyer and two daughters
A prominent Florida lawyer and his family had only just set off for a holiday trip when their plane crashed amid heavy fog Christmas Eve. John Shannon, a 70-year-old from Lakeland, was piloting the twin-engine Cessna 340 when it crashed just minutes ...
Former Bush ethics lawyer thanks Trump for making Robert Mueller's job 'easier'
Former President George W. Bush's top ethics lawyer thanked President Trump for making special counsel Robert Mueller's job “easier.” "Using Twitter on Christmas Eve to intimidate a witness (McCabe) in a criminal investigation is not a very Christian ...
Fort Myers High grad, Lakeland lawyer John Shannon, killed with family in Bartow plane crash
John Shannon, a prominent Lakeland lawyer and a graduate of Fort Myers High School, was killed Sunday along with his daughters, son-in-law and a family friend after a plane he was piloting crashed in heavy fog. The twin-engine Cessna went down just ...
Judge rules US citizen held in Iraq must be allowed a lawyer
U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan ruled Saturday night that the American Civil Liberties Union be given “immediate” access to the detainee, either in person or by teleconference, to see if he wants the ACLU or another lawyer to represent him. She ...
Trump lawyers looking forward to 'expeditious' end to Russia probe
President Trump · Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper ...
Chinese rights lawyer escapes jail term after admitting subversion
A Chinese lawyer detained in a sweeping crackdown against human rights campaigners has been convicted of inciting subversion, but will not face a jail term as he pled guilty to the charges. Xie Yang, 45, whose claims of torture while in custody drew ...
Notable Sioux City lawyer ending legal career
He's not going to become a part-time lawyer, taking on a case here and there. "I didn't want to work part time," he said. "I certainly won't be here every day." A Sioux City native and 1965 Bishop Heelan graduate, Redmond didn't initially see his ...
Neighbors are fed up with 'crazy' lawyer's nonstop screaming
The jurist ruled that the loudmouth lawyer has been terrorizing her neighbors at her ritzy condo building so much — blasting classical music and shrieking things such as “Obama is a murderer!” and “Rape!” around-the-clock — that her pad has to be ...
Lawyer: Serbia hands over asylum-seeker sought by Turkey
BELGRADE, Serbia – A lawyer says Serbia has extradited a Kurdish political activist who sought asylum in Serbia after fleeing Turkey where he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Ana Trkulja said Tuesday that her client Cevdet Ayaz was taken away ...
The Latest: Peruvian weeps over FIFA acquittal
A former South American soccer official acquitted of corruption charges at a U.S. trial says he is finished with the sport and will go back to practicing law. Manuel Burga, the 60-year-old former president of Peru's soccer federation, wept when his ...
Ulissi lawyer: 'Froome could risk a longer ban'
Diego Ulissi served a reduced nine-month ban for Salbutamol adverse drugs test at the 2014 Giro d'Italia. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com. Chris Froome could be risking a longer ban as he tries to clear his name in his unfolding Salbutamol case ...
"Phony lawyer" accused of scamming immigrants out of legal fees ...
"Phony lawyer" accused of scamming immigrants out of legal fees ...
Texas woman accused of $300,000 in damages to artwork at ...
Texas woman accused of $300,000 in damages to artwork at ...
San Francisco Lawyer Arrested On Child Porn Charges
this month, including a lawyer, after investigators traced graphic child pornography images being uploaded and traded on the internet to their homes and computers. Police arrested 41-year old Gilbert Francisco following a Dec. 14 search of his home in ...
Judge must determine fate of Chelsea bomber's lawyer
A judge must decide if Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi may have the same lawyer as a suspect he tutored in terrorism while both were behind bars. Rahimi, who will be sentenced next month for detonating homemade bombs in New York and New Jersey in September ...