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Man arrested in lawyer, transgender roommate's New Mexico double homicide
Authorities in New Mexico arrested a man Wednesday in connection with the murders of a 70-year-old lawyer and his 28-year-old transgender tenant whose bodies were dumped alongside a Santa Fe road. Suspect Charles Spiess, 32, was charged with two counts ...
Staten Island lawyer in scrap metal fraud case out on $1.5M bond
A politically active Staten Island lawyer who's been locked up since December is getting sprung from jail on a $1.5 million bond. Richard Luthmann — who prosecutors say has likened himself to a real-life version of shady “Breaking Bad” lawyer Saul ...
Attorney accused of shooting other lawyer's office in Beaverton
A Portland-based attorney was arrested Wednesday after police say he fired several shots into a Beaverton office of another lawyer after an argument. No one was injured in the Dec. 21 shooting at 14705 SW Millikan Way, but bullets nearly hit an ...
Lawyer representing neo-Nazis declares that 'white people are the chosen people'
Kolenich is one of two lawyers representing rally organizers in a civil suit claiming they conspired to deprive the plaintiffs of their civil rights by encouraging violence in Charlottesville, the New York Times reported earlier this month. The name ...
State ethics lawyer says charter school leader or her relatives should be fired for breaking nepotism laws
BATON ROUGE — A lawyer for the state Board of Ethics asked a panel of judges last week to order the firing of Doris Roché-Hicks, CEO of Friends of King Schools, for violating nepotism laws. If not, the lawyer said her son-in-law and sister should lose ...
Lawyer says nanny suffered from mental illness, didn't plan to kill kids
The nanny charged in the fatal slashings of two young children in an Upper West Side bathtub six years ago “lacked the ability to make any decisions” the day of the murders, her attorney charged Thursday. see also. Prosecutor recreates gruesome scene ...
Judge to lawyer: 'I am very concerned that you have conducted this trial high'
In front of another one, Pardue said his client needed to pick up his daughter from school because she had a fever. It's the kind of comment attorneys aren't supposed to make in front of jurors. He also made remarks to the jury about evidence that was ...
Suspect in Trump Jr. powder hoax will plead not guilty: lawyer
The lawyer for the Massachusetts man accused of sending threatening letters containing white powder to five people — including one to Donald Trump Jr. that sickened his wife — said his client will plead not guilty. Attorney Scott Gleason said Daniel ...
Lawyer: Eckerd Connects' board had right to close meeting amid foster care crisis
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Eckerd Connects expects a $4 million deficit in foster care funds for Hillsborough County this year, but today they hired one of Tallahassee's most prominent lawyers to respond to our 8 On Your Side “Rides to Nowhere” investigation ...
Defendant killed his wife but didn't plan to, his lawyer tells jury
On the first day of Elton Taylor's murder trial, his lawyer said he shot and killed his estranged wife, Watisha Wallace in October 2013, but the violence wasn't planned. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Marc FreemanContact ReporterSun ...
POLICE: GoFundMe scammer posed as Utah lawyer to take money from grieving family
Court documents say Hatch started promoting the GoFundMe page and told the Rutherford family that she was in contact with lawyer Alyson McCallister who was working to get the couple's other children back from state custody. Police say Hatch's ruse ...
Egypt Arrests Mother Cited in BBC Report; Lawyer Disappears
Egyptian mother who told BBC that police was behind her daughter's disappearance is arrested; lawyer goes missing. March 2, 2018, at 9:45 a.m.. March 2, 2018, at 9:45 a.m.. U.S. News & World Report. Egypt Arrests Mother Cited in BBC Report; Lawyer ...
Jury finds former Birmingham lawyer guilty of robbery, kidnapping, and attempted murder
She said the victim probably fabricated the incident, because he owed Woolley money and was afraid the lawyer would press charges. "He was probably high," she said about the victim. Beasley-Carlisle said Woolley was simply in the wrong place at the ...
Prince heirs claim excessive lawyer's fees will leave 'little … to pass on'
The lawyers paid to settle Prince's estate are draining his bank accounts, according to a court document filed this week by three of the late artist's heirs. Sharon, Norrine and John Nelson, three of Prince's five half-siblings, filed a petition asking ...
Trump nominates Dow Chemicals lawyer to oversee EPA toxic waste program
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday nominated a Dow Chemicals lawyer to head-up an Environmental Protection Agency unit that oversees hazardous waste disposal and chemical spills from toxic“Superfund” sites. Trump named Peter ...
Suspect in college student murder depressed in jail-lawyer
A Southern California man charged with the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student has been depressed in jail and feels remorse for his family but is faring relatively well under the circumstances, his attorney said on Friday. Samuel Woodward ...
Ex-Orange lawyer convicted on 10 counts
WHITE PLAINS - A disbarred lawyer formerly of Orange County has been found guilty in federal court of charges including mail fraud, making false statements to the IRS and tax fraud. The case against Joseph Scali, 68, revolved in part around a land and ...
Stephen M. Goodman, 77, Philly champion of start-ups, lawyer and jazz pianist
He was a lawyer, but really a relationship person. What he did his entire career didn't exist before he did it, and now is a business strategy for law firms.” “Whether they were entrepreneurs or people with business capital, he never said no. People ...
DA, sheriff withholding crucial information in drug case, defense lawyer claims
A defense lawyer this week blasted the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office for an alleged pattern of failing to turn over information in criminal cases that may favor defendants, bucking a fundamental constitutional obligation. The attorney ...
Stormy Daniels' lawyer almost called off agreement with Trump ...
Stormy Daniels' lawyer almost called off agreement with Trump ...
Lawyer: Ex-SI cop's plea 'a horse of a different color' compared to bribery charges
"The single new charge to which Mr. Harrington pled guilty involving the misapplication of NYPD property is obviously a horse of a different color compared to the bribery-based offenses with which he was originally charged," said his lawyer, Andrew ...
Vatican indicts former bank president, lawyer
The Institute for Religious Works said late Friday that Caloia and his lawyer were charged with embezzlement and self-laundering between 2001 and 2008, when the bank disposed of “a considerable part of its real estate assets.” The scam allegedly ...
STASI: Harvey Weinstein's disgusting lawyer blames the victims on the eve of Hollywood's biggest night
On the eve of the Oscars, shameless — and successful — defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, lawyer for Jabba the Harvey Weinstein, peddled such a load of horse---t about his client to The Times of London that he could fertilize every farm in Britain ...
Richard Spencer's metro Detroit lawyer dissociates from alt-right following negative press
The metro Detroit alt-right legal advocate who cleared the way for Richard Spencer to speak at Michigan State University says he's withdrawing from politics following news stories that highlighted racist statements he's made over the years. Kyle ...
Uncasville native and lawyer: Don't prejudge Mueller investigation
Uncasville native and lawyer Ross Garber made it to the national stage last month after an article he authored on the investigation into Russian attempts to influence the last presidential election was published Feb. 1 in the Los Angeles Times. Garber ...
Somerset disbarred lawyer John Silvia and son file documents related to $300K court judgment
FALL RIVER – A civil case in which a New Jersey woman won a court decision for unpaid loans made to disbarred lawyer John Silvia Jr. and his son, Justin Silvia, both of Somerset, went to a hearing Friday in Fall River District Court to determine if ...
Did Melania Trump Merit an 'Einstein Visa'? Probably, Immigration Lawyers Say
Once those are met, the decision comes down to a vague and undefined “final merits determination” by the immigration agency. “That is the mystery; nobody knows what it is,” said Ms. Sostrin, the lawyer in Los Angeles, who recently secured EB-1s for an ...
Mistrial: Judge, lawyer and CEO rock Fox Cities bars during off-hours
The Fox Cities band will be ripping through a hit song from the '80s when somebody in the crowd inevitably looks over and realizes, hey, isn't that guy playing bass the judge who sentenced so-and-so last year? Or maybe, wait a minute, isn't that ...
Woman convicted in boyfriend's suicide hires Boston Bomber's ...
Woman convicted in boyfriend's suicide hires Boston Bomber's ...
Suspect in Blaze Bernstein Murder Depressed in Jail, Lawyer Says
Samuel Woodward, 20, has been reading the Bible while he is being held on $5 million bail, defense lawyer Edward Munoz said. Munoz spoke after a brief court hearing in Newport Beach where attorneys agreed to push back a preliminary hearing to June 14 ...
Lawyer Urges Judge to Toss Student's Hate Crime Charge, Contests Details of Collegetown Dispute
The lawyer representing John P. A. Greenwood '20 argued in a court filing that the judge should dismiss hate crime and other charges against his client, claiming that Greenwood was arrested unlawfully and has already been severely punished for an ...
Philippine government lawyer seeks embattled judge's removal as 'act of kindness'
“This is an act of kindness to a fellow lawyer,” he said, adding that he did not want Sereno“to undergo the indignity” of her predecessor, Renato Corona, who was removed in a Senate trial for concealing assets. If congress decides to impeach an ...
Philippine Government Lawyer Seeks Embattled Judge's Removal as 'Act of Kindness'
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine government's chief lawyer on Monday filed a petition to remove the Supreme Court's top judge, as an "act of kindness" to spare her the indignity of an impeachment trial that congress is set to vote on soon. Maria ...
Trump Lawyer's Payment to Stormy Daniels Was Reported as ...
Trump Lawyer's Payment to Stormy Daniels Was Reported as ...
Lawyer: Day care worker accused of sex abuse maintains innocence
QUEENSBURY — The lawyer for a Hudson Falls man who is accused of molesting two girls at a Queensbury day care center where he worked said Monday that his client “absolutely” maintains he did nothing wrong. David L. Saladin, 48, was in Queensbury Town ...
Lawyer Christopher Hale settles lawsuit stemming from groping of beer cart attendant on golf course
Christopher Hale, the Milwaukee lawyer convicted of groping two female employees at a Mequon country club, issued a terse two-sentence apology and paid an undisclosed amount of cash to settle a lawsuit filed by one of the victims. The February ...
Russia Investigation Romance: Key witness George Papadopoulos marries Italian lawyer
Papadopoulos married Simona Mangiante, an accomplished Italian lawyer, on March 2. The two met during the campaign, while both were stationed in London, and they were engaged as Papadopoulos became enmeshed in the growing investigation into possible ...
Alt-right lawyer Kyle Bristow walks away from movement
The alt-right lawyer behind lawsuits against multiple universities says he's walking away from the racist movement and politics. In a statement posted online Saturday, 31-year-old Kyle Bristow of Clinton Township, Michigan, also said he would give up ...
Teen convicted in suicide-text case gets help from Boston bomber lawyer
Michelle Carter's team of attorneys — including William Fick, one of convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers — recently filed their appeal to the state's highest court, the Boston Globe reported. They argue that her conviction on voluntary ...
New Ad With Republican Lawyer 'Mom' Pushes 'Success' Of Tax Cuts That 76% Haven't Noticed
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 22: President Donald Trump signs the Tax Cut and Reform Bill, a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package, into law in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The ...
Every lawyer in the state got an email of a topless woman from the Utah State Bar
SALT LAKE CITY — Lawyers across Utah opened their email inboxes on Monday afternoon to be greeted by an image of a topless woman. An email shared with FOX 13 that included an image of a topless woman. (Image has been edited to conceal nudity.) The ...
Trump Didn't Pay Porn Star Hush Money — Because He Stiffed His Own Lawyer: Report
It appears President Trump may have dodged the consequences of one shady habit, conducting extramarital affairs, by indulging in another unscrupulous habit: refusing to pay his employees. Last month Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime personal ...
Utah State Bar Emails Photo of Naked Breasts to Every Lawyer in The State
The Utah State Bar association sent a NSFW email that featured a photo of a topless woman to every single lawyer in the state yesterday. Just after 3 p.m. on Monday, an email advertising the Utah State Bar's annual spring convention in St. George was ...
Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Received Inside Info From Russia ...
Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Received Inside Info From Russia ...
Lawyer asks to move trial of man charged in foster mom's death
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) The lawyer for a Vermont man accused of killing his foster mother in 2000 wants his retrial moved to a different county. Defense attorney Robert Katims says news coverage of 34-year-old Scott Favreau's case would make a fair ...
Mueller is reportedly investigating incidents involving Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen
Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating a number of incidents involving President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen — including Cohen's role in negotiations over a potential Trump Tower in Moscow, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Cohen ...
The First Woman To Land A Leading Role As A Lawyer
The First Woman To Land A Leading Role As A Lawyer. She made history on the silver screen. By Staci Zaretsky. Mar 6, 2018 at 6:18 PM. 2Shares. Which actress portrayed a defense attorney in one of the first movies featuring a woman lawyer as a main ...
Ask the Lawyer: Can I tie up a house sale with a lis pendens?
It contains information on topics from “enforcing your judgment” to seizing assets using a “writ of execution.” The link is at www.occourts.org/self-help/civil/howtocollectthejudgment.html/. Ron Sokol is a Manhattan Beach attorney with more than 35 ...
Teen accused of fatally stabbing classmate almost jumped after court: lawyer
A lawyer for the Bronx teen accused of fatally stabbing one classmate and injuring another last year claims his client was almost jumped by ​a pal of the dead teen as he left court Tuesday. While family members of slain 15-year-old Matthew McCree ...
Lawyer for accused Imam killer claims cops planted murder weapon
He said the .38 caliber gun used to murder Aknojee was discovered around the same time four witnesses were unable to identify Morel in a line-up. Police found the gun, and five discharged shell casings wrapped in a tank top that linked back to Morel's ...