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Ukrainian-linked lawyer pleads guilty to lying to feds in ongoing Russia elections meddling probe
Attorney Alex Van Der Zwaan pleaded guilty on Tuesday to making false statements to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team in the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Interested in Russia Investigation? Add Russia Investigation as an ...
Can a Lawyer (Michael Cohen) Pay a Witness (Stormy Daniels) Hush Money to Silence Her?
GettyImages-914332148 Adult film actress Stormy Daniels hosts a Super Bowl party at Sapphire Las Vegas Gentlemen's Club on February 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty. Even if so, Cohen might say that the payment to Clifford was not in ...
Russia investigation leads to charges against lawyer linked to Trump's former campaign aides
A lawyer linked to Rick Gates and Paul Manafort, two of President Trump's former campaign aides ensnared in the ongoing Russian probe, has been charged by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III with lying to federal investigators. The lawyer, Alex van ...
Bermuda lawyer goes to court to challenge gay marriage reversal
A Bermudian lawyer has filed a legal motion with the island's Supreme Court to undo a new law banning same-sex marriage, according to a court document seen on Monday. On Feb. 7, Bermuda's Governor John Rankin in the wealthy British overseas island of ...
Meet the Lawyer Suing Jeff Sessions to End Cannabis Prohibition
Meet the Lawyer Suing Jeff Sessions to End Cannabis Prohibition. Sara Brittany Somerset. February 20, 2018. Iraq war veteran Jose Belen, who takes marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, stands in front of federal court in New York. Belen is ...
Lawsuit says doctor wouldn't check for what killed his patient: Meningitis
Former prosecutor and defense lawyer Patrick W. Peters died of cyptrococcal meningitis because a physician at Lee's Summit Medical Center failed to diagnose the illness, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by his widow, who is also a lawyer ...
Convicted Boulder rapist Christopher Lawyer arrested in California
Christopher Lawyer, a convicted rapist out of Boulder, has been arrested in California on a parole violation about half a year after the court-designated "sexually violent predator" moved to the state. Lawyer's name also recently popped up in an ...
Google's fired engineer sexually harassed co-workers via memo, says US labor board lawyer
But Google is likely to use the memo to defend itself against the lawsuit filed by Damore, said a San Francisco employment lawyer. The Jan. 16 federal labor board memo, from a labor board lawyer to the regulator's Oakland-based regional director, said ...
Former Skadden Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Lying in Russia Investigation
The guilty plea by the defendant, a former lawyer at a powerful New York-based law firm, broadened the scope of the special counsel's inquiry into Russia's election interference. The lawyer, Alex van der Zwaan, a 33-year-old Dutch citizen, acknowledged ...
Accused New Ken cop killer wants lawyer who helped Ray Shetler Jr. beat murder charge
The man accused of fatally shooting New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw wants a new lawyer. Rahmael Sol Holt, 29, of Natrona, told Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rita Hathaway on Tuesday he planned to hire another defense attorney ...
Convicted Shkreli lawyer Evan Greebel says Catholic juror was bullied into 'guilty' vote
The lawyer convicted of plotting to scam investors with Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli wants a new trial. Evan Greebel's attorneys filed the request in Brooklyn Federal Court on Saturday. They are pinning that petition on the claims of a juror, Desmond ...
Ousted TV weatherman, through lawyer, blasts 'malicious' sexual misconduct allegations
"False, defamatory and scurrilously accusations have become weaponized to perfection, ultimately destroying lives and reputations without consequences," lawyer Alfredo Parrish's statement said in part, adding that Scaglione would be defended "against ...
Biglaw Merger Creates New 1,000 Lawyer Firm | Above the Law
It's been a rocky road to merger for Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth, but it's finally official. Hunton Andrews Kurth will be born on April 2 at… let's say 175,364 lbs. 6 oz. And, yes that's probably being generous to a firm that will have 300 ...
Police: Pittsburgh Lawyer Sexually Abused Dog Multiple Times ...
Police: Pittsburgh Lawyer Sexually Abused Dog Multiple Times ...
Lawyer: Melania Trump's Parents Are Permanent US Residents
A lawyer representing first lady Melania Trump's parents says that both are living legally in the U.S. Attorney Michael Wildes says Viktor and Amalija Knavs "are both lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents.". Feb. 21, 2018, at 2 ...
Condemned man's lawyer: 'Serious concerns' on execution drug
ST. LOUIS – An attorney for a man scheduled to be put to death in Missouri next month said Wednesday that she has "very serious concerns" about the state's lethal injection method after an online news outlet reported that Missouri bought execution ...
Omaha-born lawyer dedicated to defending rights went on to influence Washington
In 1993, Smith published "Emancipation: The Making of The Black Lawyer -1844 to 1944," a book profiling the history of black lawyers in America with a foreword written by Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Smith also edited "Rebels in the Law ...
Convicted Boulder rapist Christopher Lawyer accused of missing curfew in California
Convicted Boulder rapist Christopher Lawyer's arrest in California was for reportedly missing his curfew, but the Colorado Department of Corrections said it is likely such an infraction would not require him to return to Colorado. Lawyer, 42, was ...
Lawyer: Detective in murder case against Brookdale student ordered to change reports
FREEHOLD - Two of the main detectives on the murder case against a Brookdale Community College student and her boyfriend are the subject of internal affairs investigations concerning their interrogation of one of the suspects, a defense attorney ...
Portland lawyer sues Syria over torture, killing of 2 US soldiers
Portland lawyer sues Syria over torture, killing of 2 U.S. soldiers. F.R. Jenkins, who has won other major lawsuits against Syria over terrorist attacks, is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. By Edward D. MurphyStaff Writer. Email ...
A New Jersey Lawyer And DACA Recipient
Parthiv Patel passed the bar in 2016 but he couldn't become a lawyer because of his immigration status. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with the first DACA receipient admitted to the New Jersey bar. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That ...
A lawyer, a banker, a rock star — and, hopefully, a song that's a hit
One year ago, Joey Nicastro – a curly-haired rocker-turned-neatly gelled lawyer – called his buddy Tom Lillis, a banking executive. The conversation went like this: “It's always been on my bucket list to have a song that's taken off nationally,” said ...
Sources: Ex-Trump Staffer Rick Gates to Drop His Lawyer in Russia Probe
Paul Manafort's long-time deputy plans to terminate Tom Green, the Washington attorney who reportedly tried to get him a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Betsy Woodruff · Spencer Ackerman. 02.22.18 4:50 PM ET. exclusive. Joshua Roberts ...
Gates formally retains veteran DC lawyer
Former Trump campaign aide Richard Gates has formally brought veteran Washington attorney Thomas Green into his case, according to an order of appearance filed late Thursday, a signal of potential movement in the special counsel case against him ...
Florida lawyer sentenced to more than two years for insider trading ...
Florida lawyer sentenced to more than two years for insider trading ...
Lawyer: Ostarine in system triggered Allonzo Trier's second positive PED test
Lawyer: Ostarine in system triggered Allonzo Trier's second positive PED test. Arizona Daily Star; Feb 22, 2018 Updated 1 hr ago. Facebook · Twitter · Email. Arizona vs Oregon State. Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier (35) stands in a huddle with his ...
Probate lawyer can talk to Nikolas Cruz in jail, judge rules
The answer, it turned out, was both. In an order released late Thursday afternoon, Greene said Simovitch provided documentation proving that Cruz retained Simovitch to represent him in the probate case on Dec. 17, 2017. Whether the Public Defender's ...
Mechanicville hires lawyer to investigate charges against mayor ...
Mechanicville hires lawyer to investigate charges against mayor ...
Lawyer who won key lesbian custody battle pleaded guilty to cheating clients and is now disbarred
Brook Altman, the child's birth mother, clashed with Scollar over custody of their daughter in 2010. (Mark Bonifacio/New York Daily News). BY Stephen Rex Brown. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:46 PM. A real estate attorney who won a ...
Trump's Lawyer Uses Radio Show to Chip Away at Mueller Probe
Sekulow said that he's careful not to cross a line between radio commentator and presidential lawyer. He never discusses his legal strategy or his conversations with Mueller or Trump, and he has never attacked Mueller himself on the program. He said ...
NYPD cop fired for methamphetamine, lawyer claims test was bogus
A NYPD cop whose nickname is “Legs” was fired for taking methamphetamines — but his lawyer said police relied on a bogus test that can't tell the difference between a drug user and someone who is accidentally exposed to drugs. Officer Brian Quire was ...
Ex-Southern Cal coach's lawyer thinks FBI may be behind 'disgraceful' leak of documents
One of the defense attorneys in the FBI's college basketball recruiting scandal called the leak of case documents "disgraceful" just hours after Yahoo Sports released a report that potentially implicates more than a dozen other schools, including the ...
Smith starts over with new lawyer in murder case
BLOOMINGTON — An East Peoria man charged with kidnapping and murdering a man in 2016 is starting over with a new lawyer after he agreed Friday to allow his attorney to withdraw from the case. Danny Smith, 29, is accused of kidnapping Maunds Bryant and ...
Lawyer: Siblings in California torture case make progress
Calls to Riverside County Child Protective Services' child abuse hotline increased by more than 50 percent in the month since Perris residents Louise Turpin, far left, and David Turpin, second from right, were arrested on suspicion of torturing their ...
Town Justice, Lawyer Charged With Stealing $4M From Trusts
Town Justice, Lawyer Charged With Stealing $4M From Trusts. Authorities say a suburban Albany town justice and a lawyer have been charged with stealing more than $4 million from the family trusts of three sisters. Feb. 23, 2018, at 4:07 p.m.. Town ...
Greitens called lobbyists 'snakes,' now his lawyer hires one
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has referred to lobbyists and consultants that way but now he has one working for him as he defends himself from an invasion of privacy charge. A week into his term in office in January of last year, Greitens first comments ...
Nothing 'unusual' about email Susan Rice sent herself: Lawyer
“There is nothing 'unusual' about the National Security Advisor memorializing an important discussion for the record,” Rice's lawyer, Kathryn Ruemmler, said in a statement. “The Obama White House was justifiably concerned about how comprehensive they ...
Madigan's lawyer defends how he handled harassment complaints as major case snares spotlight
Madigan, the nation's longest serving statehouse speaker, has no plans to abandon his state or party posts even temporarily. But Madigan has said he would cooperate on inquiries, even as questions arise over how independent any review can be of a ...
Hero lawyer exploits HOA loophole and parks his WWII tank on the street
Tension between HOAs and people with exotic vehicle collections are nothing new, but one Texas lawyer took things to the extreme last year when he decided to park a WWII-era Sherman tank on the street outside his house for a month. The HOA was ...
Poker player claims she lost $10G to Manhattan lawyer after blind date gone 'awry'
She also sent a Los Angeles-based lawyer that Krum knew from law school a $5,000 retainer for her case “at Mr. Krum's insistence,” the suit alleged. Krum showed Shak a lawsuit draft in December — but with the divorce proceeding amicably, Shrak decided ...
Lawyer: Deandre Ayton's family 'outraged and disgusted' over allegations
A lawyer representing the family of Deandre Ayton called allegations involving the Arizona star freshman false and urged the FBI, the NCAA and the university to come out publicly and clear his name. In a statement, attorney Lynden B. Rose said Ayton's ...
Bruce's History Lessons: The Lincoln Lawyer
Subsequently he began taking on “every kind of business that could come before a prairie lawyer” – which he was. Every spring and fall, he rode his horse, Old Tom, along the prairieland of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, where Lincoln mostly handled civil ...
Lawyer calls aborted execution attempt for Doyle Lee Hamm 'torture'
Armed with a court order, a doctor will examine an Alabama death-row inmate on Sunday for signs of injury or suffering sustained during an aborted execution last week. Prison officials said they called off a lethal injection for Doyle Lee Hamm ...
Samir Nasri banned following IV treatment at LA clinic - lawyer
Samir Nasri has been banned from football following an investigation into the intravenous drip treatment he received at a Los Angeles clinic, his lawyer has told Press Association Sport. Nasri's legal representative in the case said a six-month ...
Without A Lawyer, Asylum-Seekers Struggle With Confusing Legal ...
Without A Lawyer, Asylum-Seekers Struggle With Confusing Legal ...
Judge, lawyer off case after coordinating a ruling in corruption probe
Judge, lawyer off case after coordinating a ruling in corruption probe. "We will ask for a few more days," wrote Shavit, "but you can give us two". "I will have to look really, really, surprised," Judge Ronit Poznanski-Katz responded. By Yonah Jeremy ...
Trump's Longtime Lawyer, Michael Cohen, Knows Way Too Much. So Why is He Still in Exile?
It's his unshakable devotion coupled with this tendency to be creative with his construction of the truth that has some Trump insiders concerned about the prospect of Cohen potentially being ensnared in Mueller's investigation, which has already lead ...
Well-known Longview lawyer, expert skier dies in 'freak accident' at Mt. Hood Meadows
LONGVIEW, Wash. – A well-known lawyer and humanitarian from Longview died in a skiing accident while at Mt. Hood Meadows Thursday. Patrick Kubin was skiing with a group when friends say he was thrown from his bindings and fell down a hole in the snow ...
Judges made mistake in Ahok's case: Lawyer
Speaking to reporters after Monday's hearing, Ahok's lawyer and sister, Fifi Letya Indra, said she believed the North Jakarta District Court had made a mistake in declaring Ahok guilty of blasphemy. She said the guilty verdict against Buni Yani, a ...
Death of Chinese Rights Lawyer in Custody Raises Suspicions
BEIJING (Reuters) - A well-known Chinese rights lawyer died suddenly in hospital of liver failure on Monday, a source told Reuters, sparking suspicion over the death of someone who did not drink alcohol and "looked fine" earlier this month. Li Baiguang ...