Redskins lawyer says ‘put it in caps’ language will change
Along with other accused terrorists, he had been charged by the Justice Department with conspiracy to kill Americans and embassy personnel in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is expected to be transferred from military to civilian custody in coming days or weeks to face prosecution in federal court. Separately on Friday, Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan condemned al Libi’s capture, calling it a “kidnapping.” He said Libyan officials are in touch with the U.S. government to try to ensure that al Libi’s rights are respected and that he “be tried in a just way.” David Patton of the Federal Public Defenders Office in New York asked a judge on Thursday to allow his office to represent al Libi’s legal interests immediately even though he is not in the United States. The Justice Department opposed the motion, saying counsel cannot be appointed until the defendant officially appears in federal court. The Obama administration activated the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, a team made up of FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies, to interview al Libi for intelligence purposes while he remains in U.S. military custody, according to U.S. officials. He is not yet in federal or civilian custody where the rules for treating criminal suspects are different. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, who has been overseeing the broader judicial cases involving the bombing suspects, said counsel could not be appointed until al Libi actually is brought to the United States and is presented in court. Until then, the judge agreed with the government that al Libi is technically not under “criminal arrest.” “There is no proper basis on which the court could conclude that the obligation to produce the defendant before it in this criminal case has come into existence. The decision whether to proceed with a criminal prosecution of this indictment in the first instance, at least, is an Executive Branch function.
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9, 2013 By MICHELE McPHEE Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez takes an oath during a pretrial court hearing in Fall River, Mass., Oct. 9, 2013. Brian Snyder/AP Photo Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez shuffled to the witness stand with shackles around his ankles today, raised his tattooed right hand to be sworn in and be questioned about a possible conflict of interest among lawyers on the case. The Bristol County prosecutor in the Hernandez case is Patrick Bomberg. Bomberg’s wife works at the law firm that is defending Hernandez. One of Hernandez’s defense attorneys is Michael Fee. “Do you want to continue to be represented by Mr. Fee?” Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh asked Hernandez. “Yes, your honor,” Hernandez answered. Before answering the judge’s questions about his, Hernandez — dressed in a neat black blazer, blue tie and khaki pants — answered a few other questions for the judge, including some to identify himself. When asked his profession, the former all-star quietly told the judge, “I played footballNFL.” Hernandez will keep his lawyer, but Bristol County prosecutors want the judge removed from the case, and filed a memorandum outlining its intent to ask Garsh to recuse herself. Bristol County assistant district attorney William McCauley who has clashed with Garsh on other cases argued that she had been “antagonistic” toward the government on a 2010 murder case. Garsh did not rule on the expected motion but said she will hold a separate hearing on the recusal request on Oct.
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Lawyer for Trayvon Martin family joins call to reopen investigation of south Ga. teen’s death
Braszczok, a married father of two, has worked in the New York Police Department’s intelligence division, quietly infiltrating and investigating. His lawyer said he has served “valiantly.” But prosecutors said Braszczok was an active participant in the attack. Braszczok was off duty when he joined the rally of more than 1,000 motorcyclists. Police say the bloody encounter was touched off when a motorcyclist and Lien’s SUV bumped. Video captured at the scene shows riders swarming around the SUV before the driver takes off, running over biker Edwin Mieses Jr. Mieses, of Lawrence, Mass., broke his legs and suffered spine injuries that will leave him paralyzed, his family has said. He had gotten off his motorcycle to defuse the tense situation when he was mowed over, the family said. Bikers gave chase up Manhattan’s West Side Highway, caught up with the SUV, smashed the driver’s side window and dragged Lien out, authorities say. Braszczok did nothing to stop the assault, prosecutors said. He didn’t call 911 and didn’t report it to his superiors for two days, and then, when he did, he lied about it, Assistant District Attorney Samantha Turino said. At first, Braszczok told investigators he didn’t see the attack, then changed his story to say he saw it but didn’t participate, she said. The detective was stripped of his gun and badge after internal affairs detectives discovered he was present for at least part of the encounter.
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Aaron Hernandez Doesn’t Mind Lawyer ‘Conflict’
“No way, I thought. Members of the bar do not break and enter apartments. I am an officer of the court.” But after persuading the doorman and building manager that Carson was paying for the apartment, they were permitted to continue. RELATED: NBC DEVELOPING JOHNNY CARSON MINISERIES Max B. Miller/Getty Images Carson and his lawyer allegedly persuaded doormen at wife Joanne Copeland’s Manhattan pad to let them into the apartment. The lawyer details their findings at the apartment, including lingerie and items of men’s clothing hanging in the bedroom. Overcome by the amount of evidence of his wife’s alleged infidelity, the “Tonight” host began to weep, according to Bushkin, in a way described as a “painfully uncomfortable moment.” “I realized that I was probably one of the very few people who had ever seen Johnny Carson cry,” he writes. PHOTOS: CELEBRITY CHEATING SCANDALS Source Interlink Media via Getty Images Pictured in 1956: Frank Gifford was romancing Johnny Carsons second wife Joanne in 1970, according to details revealed in a tell-all book by Carsons lawyer. Bushkin also claimed that Carson was brandishing a “.38 revolver in a holster on his hip,” though it’s unclear whether or not the comedian planned to use it on his wife. The comedian and his “Tonight Show” sidekick Ed McMahon went on a drinking binge, Bushkin recounts, after the apartment break-in, where Carson joked about his wife’s cheating and admits he “wasn’t the best husband in the world.” “‘Why Frank Gifford?’” Carson asked, according to Bushkin. RELATED: RAGING RIVERS GETS A NEW VIEW AT CARSON SITE “‘What’s that a—hole got that I don’t have? … That guy plays three positions on the field I could never get Joanne to go for more than two.’” Gifford is now married to “Today” host Kathie Lee Gifford.
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Johnny Carson lawyer pens tell-all: ’Tonight’ host discovered second wife’s affair with NFL legend Frank Gifford, says Henry Bushkin
Kendrick Perkins did nothing wrong, and I am confident that he will be exonerated, said Matt Hennessy of DeGuerin, Dickson, Hennessy and Ward, via The Oklahoman . My client takes these charges very seriously. He is a respectful and kind person and is anxious to address these charges for the sake of his family and his team. We will defend these allegations vigorously in court. Perkins posted $1,000 bail Thursday morning. The case was initially dismissed but later re-filed. The Thunder released the following statement on Thursday: We were made aware of the allegations and take this matter seriously. We are in the process of gathering more information and have no further comment at this time. Perkins was also arrested in 2011 because of a separate fight at a nightclub but charges were dropped.
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FBI questions ethics lawyer at center of Deal complaint
19: Deal says he has done nothing wrong and blasts the AJCs coverage. Sept. 30: Members of the ethics commission asks the state attorney general to appoint a special outside counsel to investigate the deepening problems at the agency. Oct. 4: In a separate affidavit, Murray-Obertein says commission Chairman Kevin Abernethy pressured her to quietly settle complaints against Deal. Abertnethy denies the accusation. Oct.
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LAPD officer charged in assault ‘absolutely devastated,’ lawyer says
The Los Angeles County district attorney chargedLos Angeles police officer Mary O’Callaghan, 48, on original site Wednesday in connection with the July 22, 2012, incident that ended with the death of Alesia Thomas. The 19-year department veteran was supposed to help the arresting officers place Thomas, 35, in a patrol car. While Thomas was in handcuffs and leg restraints, prosecutors said, a police cruiser’s video camera captured the officer kicking Thomas in the stomach and groin area and pushing her in the throat. Thomas, once inside the patrol car, lost consciousness, and paramedics were called. Shortly afterward, she was pronounced dead at a hospital. O’Callaghan’s lawyer, Robert Rico, said his client is “absolutely devastated the D.A. chose to file against her.” An autopsy by the Los Angeles County coroner determined cocaine intoxication probably was “a major factor” in Thomas’ death. It was impossible to determine what role, if any, the struggle with the officers played. Because of that uncertainty, the official cause of death was listed as “undetermined.” O’Callaghan was one of several officers sent to Thomas’ home in the 9100 block of South Broadway Avenue to investigate after sheleft her children at a South L.A. police station.
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Lawyer says video will help exonerate cop in NY SUV attack
“The allegation is that he struck the rear portion hatchback window, which has a gaping hole already in it; it’s already destroyed,” Arlia told reporters. “Under the law, it’s a fatal flaw. You can’t break what’s already broken.” Arlia said the video clearly shows Braszczok didn’t participate in the eventual attack on the SUV driver and was nowhere near him. Braszczok hasn’t been charged with assaulting the driver, Alexian Lien, who authorities say was pulled from his Range Rover and beaten on the street by other motorcyclists. Cameras were barred in the courtroom because Braszczok’s lawyer said his safety would be jeopardized. Braszczok hid his face in his hood when he left court after posting bond. Braszczok, a married father of two, has worked in the New York Police Department’s intelligence division, quietly infiltrating and investigating. His lawyer said he has served “valiantly.” But prosecutors said Braszczok was an active participant in the attack. Braszczok was off duty when he joined the rally of more than 1,000 motorcyclists. Police say the bloody encounter was touched off when a motorcyclist and Lien’s SUV bumped. Video captured at the scene shows riders swarming around the SUV before the driver takes off, running over biker Edwin Mieses Jr.
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Lawyer says video key for NYPD undercover officer
NEVER you can use caps was helpful to the teams cause. Davis paused. I wanted you to note the pregnant pause, he then said. So, he continued. Dan Snyders been a friend, Ive helped him in the past. Since I left the White House, Ive helped him on several matters. So I know Dan Snyder. And when I saw the all caps comment, I thought that that had the wrong flavor to it. And there are parts of Dan Snyder that I find extremely likable. I think hes a good guy.
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Kendrick Perkins’ lawyer says his client is innocent
The attorney who helped push for a criminal prosecution in Trayvon Martin’s shooting said Thursday that he’s joining the fight to reopen an investigation into the death of a Georgia teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat at school. The body of Kendrick Johnson, 17, was found Jan. 11 in south Georgia, and Lowndes County sheriff’s investigators concluded that he died in a freak accident falling headfirst into an upright mat and becoming trapped. But Johnson’s family believes he was killed and has been pressuring authorities into taking a second look at the case. Now the family has enlisted the help of Tallahassee, Fla.-based attorney Benjamin Crump. Best known as the lawyer who helped focus national attention on the February 2012 shooting death of Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, Crump has pursued several civil rights cases against law enforcement agencies. He said Johnson’s parents came to him seeking help. “This is a real-life murder mystery where these parents sent their child to school with a book bag and he was returned to them in a body bag,” Crump said in a phone interview. “They brought me in to make sure this is not able to be swept under the rug in small-town Georgia and they never get justice for their child.” School officials found Johnson’s body in the gym after his parents reported him missing the night before. He was stuck upside down in the middle of a wrestling mat that had been rolled up and propped upright behind bleachers. Sheriff Chris Prine has said he suspected Johnson became trapped while trying to retrieve a shoe that fell into the center of the large rolled mat. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner concluded that the youth died from positional asphyxia, his body stuck in a position in which he couldn’t breathe. But the teen’s parents, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, hired Dr.
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