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Trump taps Fifth Third lawyer McWilliams to lead FDIC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jelena McWilliams, Fifth Third Bancorp's top attorney, to serve as the next head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the White House said on Thursday. McWilliams has worked ...
Steinle case defense lawyer: Trump may need presumption of innocence, too
President Trump and other administration officials critical of a San Francisco jury's acquittal of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in the killing of Kate Steinle should reflect that they may need to “avail themselves of the presumption of innocence ...
Man busted for punching, choking ex-girlfriend during wild NYC ride wanted to see her cell phone, lawyer argues
A Brooklyn man accused of pummeling and choking ex-girlfriend during a wild ride through the East Village was just trying to look at her cell phone, his lawyer said. Brandon Morrison, 28, was held on $20,000 bail after his arraignment in Manhattan ...
How the Lawyer David Boies Turned a Young Novelist's Sexual Past ...
How the Lawyer David Boies Turned a Young Novelist's Sexual Past ...
Trump's lawyer downplays Flynn's guilty plea
WASHINGTON — President Trump's lawyer sought to downplay Friday the guilty plea of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying Flynn admitted to the same lies that got him fired by Trump. White House Ty Cobb issued a statement that also ...
Pamplin Media Group - Portland lawyer arrested for violating week ...
Pamplin Media Group - Portland lawyer arrested for violating week ...
Paz de la Huerta's lawyer says prosecutors are stalling Weinstein ...
Paz de la Huerta's lawyer says prosecutors are stalling Weinstein ...
Lawyer frustrated by no grand jury yet in Weinstein case
The lawyer for an actress who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape said Friday that she is frustrated prosecutors have not yet brought criminal charges. "Boardwalk Empire" actress Paz de la Huerta publicly accused the movie producer of raping her twice in ...
Defending His Millions, Matt Lauer Turns to Lawyer William Zabel
As he seeks to salvage as many millions as possible from his contract with NBC, ousted Today Show host Matt Lauer is reportedly being represented by William Zabel, a New York lawyer with a gift for amplifying and defending the wealth of the very rich ...
Diamond Reynolds' lawyer calls deputy's tweets 'false', 'racist' - Story ...
Diamond Reynolds' lawyer calls deputy's tweets 'false', 'racist' - Story ...
Lawyer uses 'cocktail and pony' defense for billionaire accused of sexual misconduct
A lawyer for Pishevar, in a statement issued to The Post, vehemently denied the accusations in the Bloomberg story. “Shervin Pishevar is the victim of an organized smear campaign,” the statement reads. “The assertions regarding the only person named ...
Man acquitted in San Francisco shooting got lucky on lawyer
FILE - In this Thursday Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, Matt Gonzalez, chief attorney of the San Francisco Public Defenders Office, center, fields questions after a verdict was reached in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate in San Francisco. Gonzalez, the ...
Twitter Users Troll Donald Trump's Lawyer Over Comical Font Choice
Cobb downplayed Flynn's admission to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian government, and said that “nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn.” Sahil Kapur, a national political reporter for ...
Egyptian lawyer jailed for saying women in ripped jeans should be ...
Egyptian lawyer jailed for saying women in ripped jeans should be ...
Trump lawyer: Collusion is not a crime | TheHill
One of President Trump's top lawyers told The New Yorker that it doesn't matter if members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia as long as no crimes were committed. “For something to be a crime, there has to be a statute that you claim is being ...
Emiratis Arrest Egyptian Presidential Candidate Ahmed Shafik, Lawyer Says
CAIRO — The United Arab Emirates arrested an Egyptian presidential candidate to deport him to Egypt, his lawyer said Saturday. The move against Ahmed Shafik is the strongest indication yet of the length that the United Arab Emirates is willing to go ...
On the plus side, Trump's lawyer apparently issues press releases in Comic Sans
Today in We'll Take Our Tiny Joys where We Can Get Them news: A lawyer speaking on behalf of U.S. president Donald Trump issued a statement yesterday that was apparently written in Comic Sans, the bumbling, blarpy tuba solo of typeface picks. According ...
Orion lawyer settling in as public defender in Knox County
GALESBURG — An Orion lawyer has settled in as the new public defender for Knox County. Matthew Thor, 25, took the vacancy created by David Barber's departure from the office a few weeks ago. Thor was sworn in as a lawyer in early November after ...
Lawyer: Ethics Committee agrees to subpoena Conyers accuser
DETROIT — An attorney representing one of the women alleging sexual harassment by U.S. Rep. John Conyers says the House Ethics Committee investigating the congressman has agreed to subpoena her client. Marion Brown would be available to travel ...
Ask SAM: What to do when lawyer is a no-show in court
Q: I hired an attorney to represent me in traffic court, and he told me that I did not need to go because he would represent me. He did not show up, which resulted in me getting a letter from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles saying that my driver's ...
Trump's lawyer: I wrote the president's 'sloppy' tweet about Flynn's dismissal
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer John Dowd drafted the president's Saturday morning tweet that stated he fired former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying not only to Vice President Mike Pence but also to the FBI, Dowd told ABC ...
An Indiana civil rights lawyer is trying to flip a deep-red district without bashing Trump
Dan Canon, a Democrat and civil rights lawyer running to flip a red southern Indiana House seat, says he learned to care about other people's problems through music. The son of a single mom, Canon dropped out of high school when he was 17 and put ...
President's lawyer claims he wrote incriminating Flynn tweet
... lawyer claims he wrote incriminating Flynn tweet. Sun, Dec 03. John Dowd, a personal lawyer to the president, explains that he wrote a tweet from Trump's account in which the president claimed to be aware of former National Security Adviser Michael ...
Lawyer: Ethics panel agrees to subpoena Conyers accuser
Lawyer: Ethics panel agrees to subpoena Conyers accuser. Melissa Nann Burke, Detroit News Washington Bureau Published 11:40 p.m. ET Dec. 2, 2017 | Updated 2:01 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2017. US-POLITICS-HARASSMENT-CONYERS. Arnold E. Reed, attorney for US Rep ...
Lawyers walk fine line to navigate state, federal pot laws
LOS ANGELES — Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult an attorney of their own. Lawyers in the burgeoning business are entering a legal gray zone where the drug is ...
Ahmed Shafik in Cairo hotel and in good health: lawyer
Ahmed Shafik is in Cairo and his health is "good", his lawyer has said after meeting the former Egyptian prime minister for the first time since his arrival in the Egyptian capital on Saturday. "I had a meeting with Shafik an hour ago at one of the ...
Trump lawyer says president knew Flynn had given FBI the same account he gave to vice president
President Trump's personal lawyer said on Sunday that the president knew in late January that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had probably given FBI agents the same inaccurate account he provided to Vice President Pence about a call with ...
What's A Lawyer Worth?
'What's a lawyer worth?' is a serious question that could also launch a stand-up routine. In a free market economy, compensation is generally linked to the value of the service; supply and demand; complexity/specialization; and urgency/available ...
Trump's Lawyer Claims to Be Voice on “Access Hollywood” Tape
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Hoping to put to rest a mystery that has long bedeviled the nation, Donald J. Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, revealed on Monday that it is actually his voice that appears on the notorious “Access Hollywood” tape ...
Fear mounts inside USDA over Trump's top lawyer pick
Morale among many of the Agriculture Department's legal staff has plummeted since Stephen Vaden, the Trump administration's nominee to be USDA General Counsel, assumed leadership in March, say several agency attorneys from across the country. Vaden ...
Trump lawyer says a president can't 'obstruct justice.' Can that be true?
Obstruction of justice, which Trump lawyer Dowd mentioned, is a federal offense that arises when someone tries to "influence, obstruct, or impede" the "due administration of justice." A key question is whether the President or any defendant acted with ...
Lawyer: 'Voter-proof' Pa. map favors the GOP
PHILADELPHIA – A lawyer for a group of Democratic voters in Pennsylvania told a federal court Monday that it should throw out the state's congressional district map favoring Republican candidates because it was created to be “voter-proof.” Thomas ...
Conyers' lawyer: Announcement coming Tuesday
Detroit — Politicians and community leaders Monday demanded the end of the calls for Congressman John Conyers Jr. to resign amid accusations of sexual harassment by former staffers. They said the congressman is entitled to due process. Conyers ...
Officials: Fugitive Kentucky lawyer embroiled in massive Social Security fraud case is captured in Honduras.
Officials: Fugitive Kentucky lawyer embroiled in massive Social Security fraud case is captured in Honduras. By The Associated Press. LA CEIBA, HONDURAS — Dec 4, 2017, 9:19 PM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Officials: Fugitive Kentucky ...
Stockton lawyer pleads guilty to conning immigrant families out of ...
Stockton lawyer pleads guilty to conning immigrant families out of ...
Colorado lawyer prepared to file lawsuit after Trump shrinks Utah monuments
Colorado lawyer prepared to file lawsuit after Trump shrinks Utah monuments. Error loading player: No playable sources found. Bears Ears is a national monument in southeast Utah. A little farther west of that is Grand Staircase - Escalante. Monday ...
Kentucky lawyer wanted for massive Social Security fraud captured in Honduras, officials say
Most of his clients in the impoverished coalfields of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia had to fight to try to keep their disability checks. Conn pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge in the massive Social ...
Lawyer: Convicted Croat general might have planned death - ABC ...
Lawyer: Convicted Croat general might have planned death - ABC ...
A Trump lawyer invokes the divine right of Trump
Trump lawyer John Dowd contended yesterday that a president, by definition, “cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer.” There you have it, the last refuge of the scoundrel, a quintessential mashup of Richard Nixon (“when ...
Prominent lawyer could lose Alapocas home after payday loan scheme conviction
A prominent Wilmington lawyer could lose his home following his conviction in a massive payday loan scheme. A forfeiture hearing has been scheduled for next Tuesday after a federal jury in Philadelphia found Wheeler K. Neff and co-defendant Charles M ...
Fugitive Kentucky Lawyer in $550 Million Fraud Deported From Honduras
Agents of the Technical Criminal Investigation Agency (ATIC) escort Kentucky attorney Eric Christopher Conn, 57, wanted by the FBI over his role in a disability fraud scheme, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera Reuters. By ...
Trump lawyer denies Deutsche Bank got subpoena on Trump ...
Trump lawyer denies Deutsche Bank got subpoena on Trump ...
Donald Trump Jr. asked Russian lawyer for info on Clinton ...
Donald Trump Jr. asked Russian lawyer for info on Clinton ...
Conservative group says Mueller team lawyer's email shows bias
A conservative watchdog group said internal Justice Department emails show a senior prosecutor assigned to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is biased against President Trump. Judicial Watch, a group which has been seeking government records about ...
Trump lawyer argues president can't be sued in state court in bid to toss sex-harass defamation suit
Trump lawyer argues president can't be sued in state court in bid to toss sex-harass defamation suit. by Adam Reiss and Alex Johnson. Share; Share · Tweet · Comment · Email; Print. President Donald Trump is immune from state court action, his attorney ...
White House lawyer, Ty Cobb, says no 'strategy' to claim president can't 'obstruct justice'
The controversial legal defense offered by President Trump's personal attorney John Dowd yesterday that the president cannot be guilty of obstructions of justice because he is the nation's top law enforcement official has come under scrutiny from an ...
Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian lawyer: What to know
Donald Trump Jr. arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday to meet with House Intelligence Committee investigators as the lawmakers continue to probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, is expected to ...
Fugitive Kentucky lawyer behind $550M Social Security fraud captured in Honduras
A Kentucky lawyer who disappeared after his conviction in a massive Social Security fraud case is in a Honduran jail. Eric Conn escaped house arrest in Lexington six months ago before heading to New Mexico. He then reportedly traveled to Mexico and ...
A Philadelphia Lawyer's Gilded Age Collection
Lawyer, art lover, and Philadelphian John G. Johnson is among the least known of the buccaneering American art collectors who flourished during the Gilded Age. Unheralded outside of his native city, Johnson (1841–1917) was the nation's leading ...
Lawyer Says Gun Maker Long Knew About Explosion-Prone Rifle
Lawyer Says Gun Maker Long Knew About Explosion-Prone Rifle. A lawyer for a hunter injured in a rifle explosion says newly disclosed records show the manufacturer knew for years about extensive problems with that model's barrel. Dec. 6, 2017, at 2:30 p ...