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Saline County prosecutor blames salary for shortage, receives pushback

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Staff shortages continue to impact many aspects of daily life, including local government. Such is the case in Salina where the Saline County attorney says his office desperately needs more attorneys and blames salary for the shortage. Some in Saline County don’t think the bureau deserves …

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Chemical cannabis delta-8 legal under Georgia law

ATLANTE – A new lawsuit in Georgia is seeking a court order declaring that a chemical related to the main intoxicating ingredient in pot is legal under state law. The chemical, called delta-8 THC, is primarily synthesized from CBD, a non-intoxicating chemical prevalent in hemp. Delta-8 has become extremely popular …

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Lightfoot Responds to Lawyer’s Libel Lawsuit – NBC Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot responded Friday to a new lawsuit that claims she defamed a former Park District attorney with obscenities while discussing previously removed statues of Christopher Columbus in the city. “I am aware of the lawsuit that was filed by a former Chicago Park District employee,” Lightfoot said …

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Ohio attorney general asks for public’s help after indictment of former funeral home co-owner

LAWRENCE COUNTY, OH (WOWK) – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Lawrence County District Attorney Brigham Anderson are asking for the public’s help after a Lawrence County man was charged with voyeurism and child pornography. Richard Slack, 68, of Chesapeake, Ohio, was charged on February 23 with 11 counts of …

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer charged with racist remarks in Jamon Buggs case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer is accused of making racial slurs while discussing a high-profile murder case last year. According to a memo obtained by Eyewitness News, the comments were made during a meeting regarding Jamon Buggs’ case. Buggs has been charged with murdering …

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Donetta Ambrose of Alle-Kiski Valley, Legal Pioneer, Retires from U.S. District Court After 28 Years

For a time in the mid-1970s, Donetta W. Ambrose was the only woman practicing law in Westmoreland County. Then, in 1981, she became the first woman to be elected as a judge of the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas. Later, after former President Bill Clinton appointed Ambrose as a …

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Fayette County District Attorney Makes Impact Statewide

By Mark Green Fayette County District Attorney Larry Roberts As the legal arm of constitutional agents in 120 Kentucky jurisdictions, county attorneys’ offices are critical enablers of millions of dollars in public and private cash flow. County prosecutors handle prosecutions for all misdemeanors in their area, but a major part …

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Deputy County Attorney Finalist for Associate Judge Seat | News, Sports, Jobs

A Webster County assistant attorney is a finalist for a vacant associate district judge seat in Hamilton, Hardin and Wright counties. Hans Becker, along with private practice attorneys Justin Deppe and Ashley Beisch, were named finalists for the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Derek Johnson to the bench …

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John Kellner, a Republican, is running for Colorado attorney general

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser will have a Republican challenger in November. Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney John Kellner on Thursday became the first Republican to declare his candidacy to challenge Weiser, a Democrat, in November. He announced his candidacy in a Colorado Politics opinion piece. “Right now Colorado is facing …

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Nick Maybanks announces official candidacy as Linn County District Attorney

Linn County’s first deputy prosecutor, Nick Maybanks, is sworn in as Linn County prosecutor Jan. 4 in a ceremony at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids. Maybanks will complete Jerry Vander Sanden’s term, which runs until 2022. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette) CEDAR RAPIDS – Nick Maybanks has worked as a …

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Renville County District Attorney Resigns – West Central Tribune

OLIVIA — Renville County District Attorney David Torgelson has announced he will be stepping down to become an assistant county district attorney, subject to the County Board of Commissioners approving a transition plan. The plan calls for the appointment of an acting county attorney within the county attorney’s office to …

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New York Attorney General Outlines Possible Fraud Pattern at Trump Business

New York State Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday night accused Donald J. Trump’s family business of repeatedly misrepresenting the value of its assets to bolster its bottom line, saying in court papers that the company had engaged in “fraudulent or deceptive” practices. The filing came in response to recent …

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Hennepin County District Attorney Mike Freeman defends his office’s work

Hennepin County District Attorney Mike Freeman is defending his office against several mayors and suburban police chiefs who say he has failed to adequately prosecute criminals in the growing violent crime wave. Freeman said last week his office had dedicated additional attorneys to carjacking cases and stepped up prosecutions of …

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Berks County District Attorney Announces 2021 Homicide Report

Berks County District Attorney Announces 2021 Homicide Report – BCTV Skip to content / Articles / Community, Government / by the Berks County District Attorney’s Office January 12, 2022 District Attorney John T. Adams announced that the county recorded eighteen (18) homicides in 2021. Of these eighteen (18) homicides, three …

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Robert Durst, estate heir convicted of murder, dead at 78

Jan. 10 (Reuters) – Robert Durst, the multimillionaire real estate heir who was serving a life sentence for murder in California and was the prime suspect in two more murders in the past four decades, has died in prison at the age of 78, his lawyer’s office said on Monday. …

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Donald Trump and his children Donald Jr and Ivanka are subpoenaed in New York investigation

[ad_1] NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (Reuters) – The New York State Attorney General is demanding that two of Donald Trump’s adult children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, testify as part of his civil investigation into the business practices and the company of the same name as the former US …

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Saratoga Springs mayor to delay hiring of town lawyer – The Daily Gazette

[ad_1] SARATOGA SPRINGS – Early in his tenure as mayor, Ron Kim didn’t seem in a rush to hire a city lawyer, given that he and his deputy, Angela Rella, are lawyers. In an interview ahead of the swearing-in ceremony scheduled for downtown Saturday – which is only accessible to …

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Worcester District Attorney backs Fitchburg athletics with drug confiscation funds – Sentinel and Enterprise

[ad_1] FITCHBURG – Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. recently donated $ 5,000 to the Fitchburg Sports Department as part of its community reinvestment program for drug confiscation, according to an announcement from the Office of the district attorney. The program uses money seized from drug crimes to fund community …

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Nicholas Goetz announces his candidacy for the post of Attorney General

[ad_1] Nicholas Goetz, a local attorney from Owensboro, announced his candidacy for the post of Daviess County district attorney on Wednesday. Goetz said he was showing up to make the attorney’s office more efficient and accessible, as he said he heard about concerns from citizens of Owensboro who had had …

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Cass County District Attorney Ben Lindstrom Recognizes 3 Lawyers | national news

[ad_1] The right to defense counsel in all criminal proceedings is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The Minnesota Constitution reflects this protection. This means that almost all criminal prosecutions involve a defense lawyer whose job it is to be a zealous lawyer, to …

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“Not the slightest evidence” against the man accused in the death of Courtney Coco

[ad_1] A Rapides Parish judge has adjourned the decision to reconsider a denial of bail reduction for David Anthony Burns, Boyce’s man charged with second degree murder earlier this year in the death of Courtney Coco in 2004. What happened to Coco was unknown for almost 17 years. Her family …

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Judges Cannot Order Attorney General To Take Cases

[ad_1] JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) – The Mississippi attorney general can take over a case when a local attorney steps down, but the takeover must be voluntary and a judge cannot set deadlines for the job. In a unanimous decision Tuesday, Mississippi Supreme Court justices said a circuit court “acted outside …

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District attorneys refuse to prosecute certain GOP-led laws

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – When Republican lawmakers in Tennessee blocked a policy to ease low-intensity marijuana cases, Nashville’s top prosecutor decided on a workaround: he simply didn’t charge anyone of crime. Meanwhile, in Georgia, the Gwinnett County attorney has vowed not to punish anyone for the crime of distributing …

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Vermillion City Attorney Dies | Community

VERMILLION – People attending Monday night’s Vermillion City Council meeting or watching the Vermillion Town Hall TV feed proceedings have learned that James McCulloch, a Vermillion attorney who served as a city attorney for several years, died. “Sadly, Mr. McCulloch passed away on September 25, 2021,” said Mayor Kelsey Collier-Wise. …

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Pennsylvania district attorney charged with rape and assault

[ad_1] Jeffrey Thomas, 36, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of raping and assaulting a woman after entering a house uninvited. A Pennsylvania County prosecutor has been charged with rape and assault after he invaded an uninvited woman’s home and assaulted her before warning her not to call the police. Pennsylvania …

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Return to work after treatment

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) – Maricopa County District Attorney Allister Adel plans to return to work Monday after receiving nearly three weeks of treatment for anxiety as well as an eating disorder and alcohol use . Adel said in a statement Friday that she had returned home and would continue to …

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Houston County Acting District Attorney Aims to Tackle Crime

[ad_1] William Kendall took office on September 1 PERRY, Georgia – This month William Kendall became the Acting District Attorney for Houston County. Now that he’s in office, he’s laying out his plans. “It’s a big responsibility and there is a lot of work to be done,” Kendall said. It’s …

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Nassau DA: woman poses as immigration lawyer

[ad_1] Ronkonkoma woman faces felony charges after Nassau prosecutors say she posed as an immigration attorney and stole more than $ 30,000 from immigrants living illegally in the country who were seeking legal help. Court records show that Tania Gonzalez, 44, faces multiple counts of robbery as well as a …

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Former District Attorney Suits Whistleblower

[ad_1] June 10 – A former state prosecutor filed a whistleblower complaint, saying she was fired for raising concerns about conflicts of interest in a case involving the judge of the Court of Appeal of the State Gerald E. Baca, the fourth judicial district attorney Thomas Clayton and his predecessor, …

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Council votes for court ruling on Luzerne County DA race

[ad_1] In a surprise move, a majority of the Luzerne County Council voted on Tuesday to retain the services of an outside lawyer and seek a court ruling on whether the district attorney’s race should be on the ballot in the elections November general. Republican Sam Sanguedolce, previously First Assistant …

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Catherine Clifton appointed Acting City Attorney | Denton

[ad_1] Denton City Council members on Tuesday appointed interim city attorney Catherine Clifton to succeed Aaron Leal, who is moving to a post in Royal Oak, Mich. “Staff will begin to collect executive search service proposals for a permanent city attorney and present them to council,” said Ryan Adams, city …

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Rolfe’s lawyer says GBI investigation contradicts statement

[ad_1] In June 2020, Fulton County DA Paul Howard detailed the murder case against Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe’s attorneys now argue that a GBI report contradicts Howard. ATLANTA – Less than a week after Atlanta Police Constable Garrett Rolfe shot and killed Rayshard Brooks, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard held …

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Two people missing in Pennsauken in unrelated incidents

[ad_1] Detectives are investigating two missing persons cases unrelated to Pennsauken, according to Camden County Acting Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Pennsauken Police Chief John Nettleton. Cops: South Jersey woman pretends to be a public official and threatens COVID business Authorities say Ronald Gilliam, 26, was last seen at the …

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