0. Investigator Arraigned On Criminal Charges (KCRA.com)
The California attorney general on Wednesday charged a private investigator with filing bogus documents to aid four death row inmates, calling the case one of the largest frauds ever perpetrated on the state's criminal justice system.
1. Judge Erases Businessman's Three Criminal Convictions (22 WSBT South Bend)
(AP) A Lake County judge has expunged a Crown Point businessman's three criminal convictions from more than 20 years ago. Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell ordered the records of Dominic Pitzel's convictions expunged last month in line with a request filed by a defense attorney and a special prosecutor in the case.
2. Defense says three girls may have made up abuse stories (Portage Daily Register)
Defense attorney Ronald Benavides insinuated that the three girls who have accused former Wisconsin Dells day-care operator Edward Cramer of sexually assaulting them may have made up their stories to have Cramer arrested so that he would not be around to bother their friend.
3. Foster mother mum as defense rests (Middletown Journal)
The attorney for Liz Carroll rested his case Tuesday after questioning one witness and without calling his client to the stand to testify in her own defense in her murder trial.
4. Calif. investigator charged with forgery (AP via Yahoo! News)
The state attorney general charged a private investigator Wednesday with filing false court documents on behalf of four death row inmates, calling the case one of the largest frauds in California's criminal justice system.
5. Rwanda: Defense Attorney Accused of Bribery (AllAfrica.com)
An incident all parties have called a "serious" one has marked the resumption of the trial of the artist Simon Bikindi before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).
6. Disbarred Woodstock attorney might face criminal charges (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
Woodstock - Arthur Kahn's 32-year legal career came to an abrupt end with his disbarment last week, but his troubles might not be over.
7. State charges investigator who helped condemned inmates (Los Angeles Times)
The California attorney general today charged a private investigator with filing bogus documents to aid four death row inmates, calling the case one of the largest frauds ever perpetrated on the state's criminal justice system.
8. Rape suspect released, negotiating counsel (The Herald-Sun)
A 21-year-old man charged with raping a Duke University freshman during an off-campus party this month has been released from jail under $50,000 bail and is negotiating to hire a prominent criminal defense attorney, a judge was told Tuesday.
9. Did You Know? (The New York Sun)
Few books and television series have enjoyed as much adulation among mystery aficionados as PBS's "Rumpole of the Bailey," based on John Mortimer's short stories about the rumpled barrister. Himself a defense attorney with an extremely liberal bent, Mr. Mortimer's affection for (or, at least, "understanding" of ) the criminal element is evident in the collection of crooks and felons, mainly ...