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Lawyer: Arrangements being made to pay R. Kelly’s $100K bail

(AP) — R. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, remained jailed over the weekend as confidants make arrangements to pay the $100,000 bail needed to free him as he awaits trial for aggravated sexual abuse, his lawyer said. The 52-year-old R&B star had hoped to walk out of the 7,000-inmate Chicago … Continue reading Lawyer: Arrangements being made to pay R. Kelly’s $100K bail

LAS VEGAS | Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer says U.S. investigators are seeking DNA from the soccer star in a Las Vegas rape case

LAS VEGAS — Jan 10, 2019— Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer says U.S. investigators are seeking DNA from the soccer star in a Las Vegas rape case. By Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Trump lawyer seeks to send emoluments case to appeals court

WASHINGTON — A lawyer for President Donald Trump is challenging a Maryland federal judge’s decision to allow a case accusing the president of profiting off his office to proceed in district court. The lawyer wants a federal appeals court to take up the case instead. Trump’s personal lawyer, William Consovoy, filed a petition on Friday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump lawyer seeks to send emoluments case to appeals court

ROME | Lawyer for family of slain Italian warns Egypt suspects

ROME — The lawyer for the family of an Italian researcher tortured and killed in Egypt urged five key Egyptian suspects on Wednesday to come forward and say what they know, and added that many more people are implicated in the slaying. Attorney Alessandra Ballerini read out the names Wednesday of the five secret service … Continue reading ROME | Lawyer for family of slain Italian warns Egypt suspects

WASHINGTON | WikiLeaks’ Assange faces charges; lawyer says he’d fight

WASHINGTON— WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel’s Russia-Trump investigation. Assange, who has taken cover in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | WikiLeaks’ Assange faces charges; lawyer says he’d fight

NEW YORK | Judge admonishes El Chapo’s lawyer for opening statement

NEW YORK — A federal judge admonished the lawyer for Mexican drug smuggler El Chapo on Wednesday after an opening statement that riled Mexican presidents by accusing them of taking bribes. Federal prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan to throw out the defense’s opening statement at the New York trial of Joaquin Guzman, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Judge admonishes El Chapo’s lawyer for opening statement

RAMALLAH, West Bank | Israel renews detention of Palestinian lawmaker

RAMALLAH, West Bank  — The family of a female Palestinian lawmaker who has been held without charge for over a year says Israeli authorities have extended her detention again by four months. Khalida Jarrar was scheduled to be released on October 29. But her husband, Ghassan, said Thursday that her lawyer was informed of the … Continue reading RAMALLAH, West Bank | Israel renews detention of Palestinian lawmaker

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa | Lawyer: Missouri farmer was leader of organic fraud scheme

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Three farmers who pleaded guilty Friday in a large-scale organic grain fraud scheme were lured into participation by a Missouri businessman who was its mastermind, a defense lawyer said. The farmers “convinced themselves to look the other way” while Randy Constant marketed the non-organic corn and soybeans they grew in Overton, … Continue reading CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa | Lawyer: Missouri farmer was leader of organic fraud scheme

ALBANY, N.Y | The Latest: Lawyer says limo service operator isn’t guilty

ALBANY, N.Y  — The Latest on the limousine crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people last weekend (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The lawyer for a limo service operator arrested in a crash that killed 20 people says his client isn’t guilty. The attorney, Lee Kindlon, spoke to reporters Wednesday after Nauman Hussain’s … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y | The Latest: Lawyer says limo service operator isn’t guilty

NEW YORK | Lawyer: Cardi B gets summons but didn’t hurt anyone

NEW YORK — A lawyer for Cardi B says the rapper has received a summons in connection with a fight at a New York strip club. Attorney Jeff Kern said outside a Queens police station on Monday that he’s “aware of no evidence” that Cardi B “caused anybody any harm.” Cardi B smiled as she … Continue reading NEW YORK | Lawyer: Cardi B gets summons but didn’t hurt anyone

WASHINGTON | Lawyer: Kavanaugh accuser may testify with right conditions

WASHINGTON — Christine Blasey Ford would testify next week to the Senate about her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when both were high school students if agreement can be reached to “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” a Ford attorney told the Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The message … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawyer: Kavanaugh accuser may testify with right conditions

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Lawyer: Miss America report finding no bullying a whitewash

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J  — Hours after a new Miss America was crowned, the Miss America Organization released a report Monday denying the outgoing one had been bullied by pageant leaders including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson. The lawyer for former Miss America Cara Mund called the report, commissioned by the Miss America Organization, “dishonest” and “a complete … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Lawyer: Miss America report finding no bullying a whitewash

WASHINGTON | Lawyer: Trump doesn’t think Stormy Daniels’ deal is valid

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump does not believe porn actress Stormy Daniels’ hush-money deal, which his former personal lawyer said was done to influence the 2016 presidential election, is valid and will not carry out threats to sue her for breaking the agreement by discussing details of their alleged affair, Trump’s attorney said in a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawyer: Trump doesn’t think Stormy Daniels’ deal is valid

WASHINGTON | AP sources: Lawyer was told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

WASHINGTON — A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” according to multiple people familiar with the encounter. The lawyer, Bruce Ohr, also says he learned that a Trump campaign aide had met … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP sources: Lawyer was told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

NEW YORK | Pawn to pauper: Broke Trump foe Cohen crowdfunds legal bills

NEW YORK— Mired in financial woes, Michael Cohen is sticking his hand out and asking the public for help paying for his legal defense, and one anonymous donor already has ponied up $50,000. Through his lawyer, Donald Trump’s former “fixer” says collecting contributions through a GoFundMe page set up after his guilty plea this week … Continue reading NEW YORK | Pawn to pauper: Broke Trump foe Cohen crowdfunds legal bills

FREDERICK, Colo. | The Latest: Lawyer says girls’ bodies were submerged in oil

FREDERICK, Colo. — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A lawyer for a Colorado man suspected in the deaths of his pregnant wife and two young daughters says the daughters’ bodies were submerged in crude oil for four days before they … Continue reading FREDERICK, Colo. | The Latest: Lawyer says girls’ bodies were submerged in oil

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump appears to change story on meeting with Russian lawyer

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.  — President Donald Trump appears to have changed his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel’s investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent. “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump appears to change story on meeting with Russian lawyer

Lawyer: Stormy Daniels’ arrest was part of sting operation

Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at an Ohio strip club and accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, and her attorney said Thursday she was set up in a sting operation. While Daniels was performing Wednesday night at Sirens, a strip club in Columbus, some patrons touched her in … Continue reading Lawyer: Stormy Daniels’ arrest was part of sting operation

Lawyer: Stormy Daniels arrested at Ohio strip club

Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at an Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said early Thursday. While Daniels was performing at Sirens, a strip club in Columbus, some patrons touched her in a “non-sexual” way, her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, told The … Continue reading Lawyer: Stormy Daniels arrested at Ohio strip club

NEW YORK | The Latest: Lawyer: Alleged Weinstein victim would testify

NEW YORK — The Latest on the arraignment for Harvey Weinstein on charges that he committed a sex crime against a third woman (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A lawyer for the third alleged sex crime victim in the prosecution against Harvey Weinstein says her client will testify if the case goes to trial. Gloria … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Lawyer: Alleged Weinstein victim would testify

NEW YORK | Weinstein lawyer says emails, witnesses show he’s innocent

NEW YORK — Moving beyond rote denials, Harvey Weinstein is playing a leading role in shaping what his lawyer said Monday will be an aggressive defense to sexual assault charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life. Lawyer Ben Brafman said the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain is essentially working as his … Continue reading NEW YORK | Weinstein lawyer says emails, witnesses show he’s innocent

NEW YORK  | Ethics director questions Trump’s reimbursement to lawyer

NEW YORK  — President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified “expenses,” with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about a sexual tryst she said they had. The head of the nation’s ethics office … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Ethics director questions Trump’s reimbursement to lawyer

NEW YORK | Lawyer: Guantanamo Bay detainee denied motion to show art

NEW YORK  — A man accused of helping to plan the Sept. 11 attacks will not be allowed to publicly distribute art he makes in his cell at the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a judge denied a motion asking for Department of Defense restrictions to be lifted, one of his attorneys said on Monday. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Lawyer: Guantanamo Bay detainee denied motion to show art

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  | Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney tells grads to have courage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Amal Clooney urged young students at Vanderbilt University to have courage because it inspires others and creates rights for future generations. The human rights lawyer spoke Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, for senior day, a part of the university’s commencement activities. She was given the school’s Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal. Clooney admitted that she had … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn.  | Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney tells grads to have courage

WASHINGTON | Giuliani says Trump paid back his lawyer for Daniels payment

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress days before the 2016 presidential election, Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s attorneys, said Wednesday, appearing to contradict the president’s past claims that he didn’t know the source of the money. During an appearance on Fox News … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Giuliani says Trump paid back his lawyer for Daniels payment

Egypt rights lawyer latest presidential hopeful to quit race

CAIRO/January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Egyptian presidential hopeful and rights lawyer Khaled Ali on Wednesday quit the race, becoming the latest would-be candidate who either bowed out or was forced to abandon a challenge to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in the March election. Ali was the last serious potential challenger to el-Sissi after a string of other hopefuls … Continue reading Egypt rights lawyer latest presidential hopeful to quit race