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Criminal Defense News 04/2011 (Page 9)



Biker case informant mum in court
A former Chosen Few motorcycle club member who turned informant against his associates was grilled Wednesday afternoon in U. S. District Court. But David W. Ignasiak, 43, didn’t have much to say in front of Chosen Few members in the packed courtroom.

David Marsh fears criminal charges from IRS probe
Attorneys for David Marsh say information the executive has received from the IRS suggest he might face both criminal and civil charging stemming from expenses he submitted for reimbursement while serving as president of Marsh Supermarkets Inc.

Commissioners endorse plan for state to take over indigent criminal defense funding
SPRINGFIELD — Calling it the “poster child for unfunded mandates,” Clark County commissioners agreed this week to support a proposal for indigent criminal defense funding to be taken over by the state.Having the state take over defense for those who can’t afford their own attorney was added as an amendment to the state budget bill and backed by the County Commission Association of Ohio.

Jury deliberates guilt of Port Arthur man charged with murder
share: digg facebook twitter A Jefferson County jury is deliberating the case of a 23-year-old admitted drug dealer who claims he fatally shot a man at a Groves apartment in 2009 in self-defense. According to testimony by two inmates with previous drug convictions, the victim had a street reputation for "jacking," or robbing people with a knife. A forensic scientist with the Texas Department of ...

Medical device makers vulnerable due to vague federal safety laws
If you’re working on a medical device that’s new and unprecedented, you might be a prime target for government litigation, according to Harvey Silverglate, a Cambridge attorney who specializes in civil liberties litigation, criminal defense and student rights. Federal laws in regard to medical device safety, he argues, are sometimes so vague and complicated that it’s [...]

Judge Won't Grant Stay For Charlie White
A Marion County judge orders the civil case against Secretary of State Charlie White's eligibility to hold office to proceed, despite pleas from his attorney that it could damage his criminal defense later.

Jury finds Port Arthur man guilty of murder
share: digg facebook twitter A Jefferson County jury is deliberating the case of a 23-year-old admitted drug dealer who claims he fatally shot a man at a Groves apartment in 2009 in self-defense. According to testimony by two inmates with previous drug convictions, the victim had a street reputation for "jacking," or robbing people with a knife. A forensic scientist with the Texas Department of ...

Blog » Cheap Chick
B. Kent Morgan is a practicing criminal defense lawyer with the Dyer Law Group in Salt Lake City. He is a former prosecutor with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office.

County backs state public defender plan
SPRINGFIELD — Calling it the “poster child for unfunded mandates,” Clark County commissioners agreed this week to support a proposal for indigent criminal defense funding to be taken over by the state.Having the state take over defense for those who can’t afford their own attorney was added as an amendment to the state budget bill and backed by the County Commission Association of Ohio.

Man who fired 14 times at ‘noise’ found guilty of recklessness
VALPARAISO — The Shorewood subdivision man who shot 14 times at four Hammond youths walking in the dark woods near his house is guilty of felony criminal recklessness, a jury decided Thursday.After about two and a half hours of deliberation, the jurors found Donald Gregory Huls, 48, guilty of two counts of criminal recklessness, Class C and Class D felonies.However, they found him not guilty of ...

Lawyer informs students of their legal rights at Mifflin
By: Jane Milne Criminal defense lawyer Marcus Jens Berghahn spoke to students Wednesday about what can be expected from police at the highly-anticipated 2011 Mifflin Street Block Party Saturday. At the 'Know Your Rights' event, sponsored by the American Civil Lib...

Sussex County Community College to hold Criminal Justice Academy this summer
Newton Sussex County Community College will again host the Criminal Justice Academy this summer from July 5 to 8.

Judge, lawyers implored to expedite proceedings in Aspen monoxide deaths
The Popcorn Lane home, near Aspen, in which four people died from carbon-monoxide poisoning in 2008.

Democrats to pick among 3 for party chairman
BARRY MASSEY Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. New Mexico Democrats gather this weekend to decide who will lead the party for the next two years and provide a political counterbalance to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and a resurgent GOP. Current chairman Javier Gonzales, a Santa Fe business consultant, is seeking re-election but faces challenges from Albuquerque criminal defense lawyer Sam ...

AP: Public defense again sought for Demjanjuk
The federal public defender's office in Cleveland filed a motion Friday asking to be re-appointed as co-counsel for alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk, claiming the retired auto worker's trial in Germany has been tainted by a secret FBI report uncovered by The Associated Press.

AP: Public defense again sought for Demjanjuk
CLEVELAND—The federal public defender's office in Cleveland filed a motion Friday asking to be re-appointed as co-counsel for alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk, claiming the retired auto worker's trial in Germany has been tainted by a secret FBI report uncovered by The Associated Press.

Defending teens in high profile crimes
In his fourteen years, Alex Crain had no criminal history. Then one morning last December, while his parents slept in bed in their Collier County home, investigators say Crain shot them to death.

AP: Public defense again sought for Demjanjuk
The federal public defender's office in Cleveland filed a motion Friday asking to be re-appointed as co-counsel for alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk, claiming the retired auto worker's trial in Germany has been tainted by a secret FBI report uncovered by The Associated Press.

Jury finds men not guilty of sexual assault
The two men accused of raping a 22-year old woman in January were found not guilty Friday. Jerard Braboy, 40, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Dee Jay McCullough, 30, of Yankton, S.D., were both acquitted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after a jury of 10 men and two women deliberated for six hours.

Sussex County Community College to hold Criminal Justice Academy this summer
Newton Sussex County Community College will again host the Criminal Justice Academy this summer from July 5 to 8.

Pentagon funds death-penalty defender for USS Cole terror trial
In an important first step, the Pentagon hired an experienced death-penalty defense lawyer to work on the the USS Cole bomber suspect’s case.

AP: Public defense again sought for Demjanjuk
The federal public defender's office in Cleveland filed a motion Friday asking to be re-appointed as co-counsel for alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk, claiming the retired auto worker's trial in Germany has been tainted by a secret FBI report uncovered by The Associated Press.

Public defense request in Demjanjuk case
The federal public defender's office in Cleveland has filed a motion asking to be re-appointed as co-counsel for alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk.

Fee hikes help indigent defense
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees to all persons accused of a crime the right to counsel in their defense. The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified that the Sixth Amendment requires the government to make counsel available for persons accused of crime who cannot afford to hire an attorney. The right to appointed counsel applies to the federal government under the Sixth ...

US courts ensure the right to counsel
The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees every person accused of a crime the right to representation by counsel in criminal prosecutions. In the District Court of Guam, and all courts in the federal judiciary, this constitutional guarantee applies to indigent defendants through the Criminal Justice Act, or CJA. Enacted in 1964, the CJA established a comprehensive system for ...

Fee hikes help indigent defense
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees to all persons accused of a crime the right to counsel in their defense. The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified that the Sixth Amendment requires the government to make counsel available for persons accused of crime who cannot afford to hire an attorney. The right to appointed counsel applies to the federal government under the Sixth ...

In Defense of Political Economy: new ideas on development from the World Bank
I suppose it is well past time for me to join in the frenzy over the new World Bank report, which lo

Citgo criminal trial saga continues
Almost four years after being found guilty of violating the federal Clean Air Act of 1970, Citgo Petroleum Corp. has yet to be sentenced as lawyers for both sides continue filing motions in federal court.

Data shows three-fourths of drivers searched are black
Black drivers accounted for three of every four searches made by Fayetteville police during traffic stops in the past two years. Police also were far more likely to cite erratic or suspicious behavior as a basis for searches involving black drivers.

Who We Are: Nakos keeps following her passion(s)
On a resume, Amy Nakos' experience may seem a bit disjointed: pageant contestant, criminal defense attorney, real estate developer, broker, motivational speaker and personal development guide. Geographically speaking, she spent kinder Copyright 2011 Summit Daily News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Summit ...




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