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Lawyer will sell his houses to repay victims (Philly.com)
A Main Line lawyer received incentive yesterday to sell his houses in Berwyn and Avalon: avoiding a lengthy state jail sentence.

State Attorney General's office to 'review' claims (Benson News-Sun)
The Arizona Attorney General has confirmed they are looking into accusations that Benson Mayor Mark Fenn has violated state conflict of interest laws, and the city has also hired a third-party attorney.

Sands attorney’s arsenal includes name-calling (Las Vegas Sun)
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 (2 a.m.) Old-fashioned courtroom posturing has turned into nasty verbal sparring between Houston lawyer Rusty Hardin and Las Vegas attorney Jim Pisanelli in the high-stakes legal battle over Sheldon Adelson’s gaming empire in Macau.

Troop D Commander has joined Calcasieu District Attorney staff (Southwest Daily News)
Captain Russell Haman, Troop D Commander, has retired after thirty years of service and joined the staff of District Attorney John DeRosier.

Attorney gets 70 months for child porn (The Gainesville Sun)
Craig Hall is a Gainesville attorney and former judge candidate.

Three vie for Polk County district attorney position (Salem Statesman Journal)
For the first time in nearly a quarter century, the race for Polk County district attorney is a contested one.

Basagic Attorney Denies Claims (The Inter-Mountain)
An attorney for Basagic Funeral Home has denied allegations that the body of a Grant County man was embalmed without the family's permission. In addition, the deceased man's mother stated in a sworn affidavit that she agreed to allow the funeral home to complete the procedure. Attorney George I.

ROGERS : Lawyer gets 2 years in prison (NWAnews.com)
FORT SMITH — A Rogers tax lawyer accused of bilking his clients was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison for interstate transportation of money obtained by fraud. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)

Wis. attorney general: Police can release DMV information (Marshfield News Herald)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Police responding to public record requests can legally release personal information theyve obtained from motor vehicle records, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said in an opinion released Tuesday.

France's Jacques Verges ready to defend Aziz: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Controversial French lawyer Jacques Verges is ready to defend Iraq's former deputy premier Tareq Aziz, currently on trial on charges of executing 42 Baghdad businessmen in 1992, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Lawyer linked to Wheatley faces jail (The Age)
Leading lawyer faces 10 years in jail for allegedly helping set up suspect tax scheme.

SD Attorney General warns of phone scamming (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
South Dakota Attorney General Larry Long says a new telephone scam is being used in the state. He says telemarketers are leaving urgent telephone messages with warnings that state it is imperative to call back about credit card accounts.

Attorney General Recovers $112 Million in Medicaid Fraud (WRGB Albany)
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announed Wednesday his office recovered $112.5 million from agencies that had committed Medicaid fraud in 2007. The amount is nearly double the $59.4 million recovered from the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit last year.

Defense attorney Ernest Kinney dead at 63 (The Fresno Bee)
Updated 12:28 p.m.: Famed Fresno defense attorney Ernest Spray Kinney died Tuesday night after a hard-fought battle with leukemia. He was 63.

Rooney's Lawyer Ordered To Stay On Case (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
A judge today refused to remove lawyer David Sleigh from the case of Brian Rooney and the slaying of University of Vermont student Michelle Gardner-Quinn in 2006.

Well-Known Attorney, 3 Others Killed In Crash (WRTV Indianapolis)
A well-known defense attorney and three others are killed in a three-vehicle crash at a northwestern Indiana intersection.

Well-known Merrillville attorney among 4 killed in crash (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A well-known northwest Indiana defense attorney and three others were killed in a three-vehicle crash at a Merrillville intersection.

Well-known Merrillville attorney among 4 killed in crash (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - A well-known area defense attorney and three others were killed in a three-vehicle crash at a northwestern Indiana intersection.

Radwanski lawyer contests charges against former privacy czar (CNews)
OTTAWA - The lawyer for former federal privacy commissioner George Radwanski is challenging criminal charges laid against his client for alleged mismanagement of his office budget.

Martin school board attorney urges caution over teacher situation at Anderson Middle (Stuart News)
While Martin County School Board members have voiced concerns over the non-renewal of 15 teachers at Dr. David L. Anderson Middle — which is 25 percent of the school’s teachers — their attorney is urging them to be cautious.

Appeals Court Orders Lawyer To Stop Harassing Rival (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin appeals court said a lawyer who repeatedly disseminated negative information about a business rival must stop the harassment.

Attorney: AG's employee finds desk ransacked (Dayton Daily News)
Cindy Stankoski returned from vacation to her job at Attorney General Marc Dann's office on Wednesday, April 30, to find her desk ransacked, said her attorney Rex Elliott.

Judge says Wolcott killing suspect must keep lawyer (Boston Globe)
A judge says a Wolcott man charged with killing his neighbor nearly eight years ago is not going to be able to fire his sixth court-appointed lawyer.

No Seventh Lawyer for Tribble (WCAX-TV Vermont)
A Wolcott man charged with killing his neighbor will have to keep his lawyer.

Fresno lawyer loses battle with leukemia (KSEE 24 Fresno)
Fresno lawyer Ernest Kinney passed away Tuesday night after a long-running battle with leukemia. Kinney was 63-years-old.

Deputy Detroit mayor says council's attorney has a conflict (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- In a pre-emptive strike on recommendations the City Council is expected to receive on ways to revamp the city law department, Deputy Mayor Anthony Adams said Wednesday the public should look at the background of the attorney hired to do the report.

Valley Defense Attorney Loses Battle with Cancer (KFSN-TV Fresno)
A well known defense attorney has lost his battle with leukemia. Ernest Kinney passed away Tuesday night at the age of 63.

U.S. Attorney: Critics in Jena Six case have distorted the facts (KTBS Shreveport)
There was a lot of distortion of the facts in the "Jena Six" case, the U. S. Attorney who reviewed the case said today at a Law Day luncheon in Shreveport. U. S. Attorney Donald Washington, in a speech to the Shreveport Bar Association, called the situation in Jena "a

Attorney: Now is the Time to Plan Estate (BloodHorse)
An attorney specializing in estate planning says now is a good time for horsemen and others to establish tax-friendly programs that pass along assets to descendants – but warned that time was of the essence in organizing such efforts.