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  • Brooklyn DA-elect asks Hynes staff to replace private toilet seat

    12/27/2013 8:17:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 27, 2013 | 1:14am | Josh Saul
    Brooklyn District Attorney-elect Ken Thompson is happy to be taking Charles Hynes’ seat next week—but he says the veteran lawman can keep his throne. Thompson transition aide Arnie Kriss has told a Hynes staffer that Thompson wants the toilet seat in the district attorney’s private bathroom replaced, said a source close to the outgoing DA. “Kriss said Thompson wants a new toilet seat installed in the DA’s private bathroom because he doesn’t want to sit on the same toilet seat that Hynes sat on,” the source said. “You’d think he’d be worried about running the office, not about a toilet...
  • N.Y. (state) senator charged with stealing funds for failed campaign

    05/06/2013 9:31:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 6, 2013 5:10pm EDT | Jessica Dye
    A New York state senator from Brooklyn was charged on Monday with stealing proceeds from sales of foreclosed properties to finance a failed run for district attorney, prosecutors said, making him the state’s latest politician to face federal criminal charges. John Sampson, 47, a Democrat who has represented southeastern Brooklyn since 1997, was charged with nine counts including embezzlement, obstruction of justice and making false statements to federal investigators, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. Sampson, a practicing attorney for more than two decades, turned himself in and was arraigned in Brooklyn federal court Monday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty,...
  • Former Kaufman County (Texas) JP’s Wife Charged With Murder (of District Attorney)

    04/17/2013 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 17, 2013
    The wife of a former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace was taken into custody early Wednesday morning and charged with capital murder in relation to the deaths of Mike and Cynthia McLelland and Mark Hasse. Kim Lene Williams was arrested just before 3:00 a.m. and is now being held on a $10 million bond. Her husband, Eric Williams, was arrested on Saturday morning for allegedly making terroristic threats against city officials. He is being held behind bars on a $3 million bond. Sources told CBS 11 News that Williams is also expected to be charged with capital murder in...
  • District Attorney Investigates City Manager

    02/17/2013 7:16:29 AM PST · by Desert_Vortex · 1 replies
    Desert Vortex ^ | 2/15/2013 | Dean M Gray
    An investigation by the Riverside County District Attorney says it appears illegal meetings in violation of the Brown Act have been taking place inside city hall between City Manager Rick Daniels and three council members. The inevitable knee-jerk denial squirting out of city hall is that no Brown Act violations are taking place and nothing is wrong. No matter. The evidence is in hand, the result of our public information requests. The city manager’s own city email account is the smoking gun.
  • The Bloody Fingernails of David Soares [Albany County District Attorney]

    03/28/2012 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    Soares Spot ^ | March 26, 2012 | Prudently Anonymous
    Everybody knows we like to laugh it up here on SoaresSpot on any number of different topics. But this is not one of those times. What I'm about to write below compels nothing other than sober awareness for Albany County voters. That's because there is no funny or jovial element to this story, no appropriately humorous images or photoshopping--absolutely nothing about this incident can be processed and construed that way. Notwithstanding our comprehensive absence of faith in everything about David Soares, this is truly stunning--even for him. In my lap I've this package somebody sent my way the other day....
  • All charges against Dominique Strauss Kahn set to be dropped

    08/21/2011 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:02 PM on 21st August 2011 | By Hannah Roberts
    Prosecutors are reportedly set to ask a judge to abandon the case against Dominique Strauss Kahn. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is preparing to ask that all charges against the former head of the IMF accused of attempting to rape hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo are dropped Tuesday. Such requests from the DA 'are never denied', an expert told the New York Post meaning Strauss-Kahn could finally return to his home country after being forced to remian in the U.S for months.
  • Strauss-Kahn 'rape victim' accused of being a prostitute...

    07/02/2011 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:38 PM on 2nd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The hotel maid who claims former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn raped her has been accused of working as a prostitute. Allegations have emerged that the 32-year-old cleaner was was taking extra money from male guests at the hotel for sex. 'There is information... of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it's not for bringing extra f**king towels,' a source close to the defence investigation told the New York Post. The woman also had 'a lot of her expenses – hair braiding, salon expenses – paid for by men not related to her,' the source added....
  • {Anti-Death Penalty, SF DA Kamala} Harris feeling heat as A.G. primary nears

    05/31/2010 9:58:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 223+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/31/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    Sacramento -- Attorney General candidate Kamala Harris is battling increasing criticism of her performance as San Francisco district attorney both at home and on the campaign trail with only eight days left before the primary. On May 20, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo ripped into Harris, saying she violated defendants' rights by failing to disclose to defense attorneys damaging information about a police drug lab technician who's under investigation for allegedly skimming cocaine from evidence files. Problems intensified for Harris last week when The Chronicle disclosed that a toxicologist at the San Francisco coroner's office had been labeled...
  • What's Behind the DA Debate in Galveston County?

    05/31/2010 12:17:35 PM PDT · by anymouse · 2 replies · 234+ views
    The Police News ^ | May 31, 2010 | Breck Porter
    Thursday, June 3rd, Galveston County District Attorney Kurt Sistruck will meet face-to-face with his opponent, Jack Roady, in a debate organized by the combined police officer associations of Galveston County. Question: Why? Why is the incumbent district attorney, who has heretofore been endorsed and supported by the very same police groups sponsoring this debate, being exposed to his challenger in a public forum like this? It is no secret that law enforcement in general is disenchanted with Mr. Sistruck and are adamant in their opinions that he has not been supportive of law enforcement during his seven years in office....
  • Vance to appoint Spitzer aide to be top secretary

    12/29/2009 6:53:31 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies · 189+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/29/09 | ALEX GINSBERG
    Incoming Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. has chosen as his chief gatekeeper disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer's chief of staff, The Post has learned. The new DA intends to tap Marlene Turner, a longtime top Spitzer aide, to replace Ida van Lindt, who served as personal secretary to outgoing DA Robert Morgenthau and his predecessors. Vance's move to hire Turner wasn't mentioned in the lengthy staff rollout that Morgenthau's successor announced yesterday — but the move raised eyebrows among several long-time government hands as sending an odd message. "She is tied to everything Eliot," said one longtime government hand familiar...
  • The Senator and the Unicorn How Arlen Specter helped a murderer skip bail.

    04/28/2009 3:40:09 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies · 756+ views
    National Review ^ | 4/8/2004 | John J. Miller
    Long before he became one of the most liberal Republicans in the Senate — and the target of Congressman Pat Toomey's GOP primary challenge — Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania demonstrated a knack for notoriety. In 1964, as a member of the Warren Commission, he invented the "single-bullet theory" to explain how Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President Kennedy. Conspiracy junkies have obsessed over him ever since. (In Oliver Stone's movie JFK, Kevin Costner's character labels Specter "an ambitious junior counselor" behind "one of the grossest lies ever forced on the American people.") Between serving on the Warren Commission and becoming a...
  • Don't oversleep in Hemet. It's a felony

    05/13/2008 3:53:20 PM PDT · by rbbeachkid · 26 replies · 435+ views
    Karen Dennison
    Apparently it is more egregious to oversleep in Hemet, California than it is to commit armed robbery. After delivering a pizza Jeremy Queen was robbed at gunpoint then hit on the head with the weapon. The police were called, the report was made and the police drove Mr. Queen around in their squad car to see if they could find who had attacked him. They couldn't and have said they probably never will. Back at work Mr. Queen was chastised for taking so long to make the delivery and told that since the delivery was made, he was no longer...
  • Rosenthal won't run, but who will?

    01/02/2008 4:29:34 PM PST · by i_dont_chat · 72+ views
    KTRK-TV, Houston, TX ^ | 01/02/08 | Cynthia Cisneros
    HOUSTON -- We learned Wednesday night that Chuck Rosenthal has decided not to run for re-election as Harris County district attorney. But who the Republicans will back to run in his place is still uncertain. More at link.
  • Sheriff Says Teen Saved Family by Killing Intruder (Brave Kid)

    08/24/2006 8:40:43 AM PDT · by skyman · 57 replies · 2,823+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8/24/06 | Lisa Rosetta
    Parents in danger: The boy breaks free of duct tape, plunges knife five times into the man's back CEDAR CITY - Police in southern Utah are calling a 17-year-old boy a hero after he fatally stabbed an armed intruder who broke into his family's home early Wednesday. Iron County Sheriff Mark Gower described the boy as a level-headed kid "who, in my opinion, saved his family's lives." It all began when a 19-year-old Las Vegas man, who was recently fired from a construction company owned by the family, broke into their home at 2650 N. 2200 West, near Cedar City,...
  • S.F. assistant district attorney sentenced to prison

    06/14/2006 10:08:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 580+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/14/06 | Bay Cities News Service
    SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan announced that San Francisco Assistant District Attorney Robert William Roland, 35, was sentenced today to six months in prison, three years of supervised release, and 150 hours of community service for receiving drugs on three separate occasions from defendants he was prosecuting. Roland pleaded guilty on Feb. 8 to four felony counts, including possession of MDMA, or Ecstasy, with intent to distribute, using a telephone to facilitate the commission of a felony drug offense, and two counts of possessing Ecstasy, according to the U.S. attorney's office. `Prosecutors, because of the unique role they...
  • PHILLY D.A. RIPS OFF (Catholic) CHURCH AND TAXPAYERS

    08/04/2005 1:52:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 339+ views
    Catholic League ^ | August 3, 2005 | William Donohue
    In today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, there is a front-page story on the release of a 500-page report by a grand jury investigation looking into sexual abuse charges that have taken place over the last few decades by priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Catholic League president William Donohue addressed this issue today: “Philadelphia D.A. Lynn M. Abraham has managed to abuse her office in two ways simultaneously: a) she launched a witch-hunt against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia three years ago and b) she ripped off the taxpayers in Philadelphia by having them pay for her wild-goose chase.  Now the final tally...
  • Jackson Molestation Case Goes to Jury - (I wonder what the Vegas odds are on conviction?)

    06/03/2005 10:32:36 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 51 replies · 1,883+ views
    SFGATE.COM ^ | JUNE 3, 2005 | LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondant
    The child molestation case against Michael Jackson went to the jury Friday after the defense begged the panel to acquit the singer, portraying Jackson as a victim of grifters trying to pull "the biggest con of their careers." "They are trying to profit from Michael Jackson. They think they have pulled it off. They are just waiting for one thing — your verdict." Prosecutors painted a vastly different picture — one of Jackson as a serial child molester and his Neverland Ranch as a predator's lair. "Why would Mr. Jackson do it?" Senior Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen said. "Because...
  • 6 People found dead in their California home (Deputy District Attorney & his family)

    05/10/2005 11:00:55 AM PDT · by kcvl · 108 replies · 6,355+ views
    Garner Valley, Califonia Riverside District Attorney per Fox News
  • CA: LA district attorney reviews donations to mayoral candidate (Villaraigosa)

    04/29/2005 7:20:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 362+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - District Attorney Steve Cooley said Friday his office was looking into questionable out-of-state donations to Antonio Villaraigosa, one day after the mayoral candidate announced he was returning $47,000 from workers of two Florida-based companies. "In response to extensive media coverage, I believe an inquiry is warranted and have instructed our Public Integrity Division to take the necessary first steps," Cooley said in a statement. There was no political motivation to the move, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. "His job is to enforce the law," she said, referring to Cooley. "He's here...
  • The Search for Ray Gricar

    04/17/2005 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Palladin · 21 replies · 5,753+ views
    Centre DailyTimes ^ | April 17, 2005 | From CDT staff and wire reports
    Search for Ray Gricar UPDATE Police search for clues to Gricar's whereabouts From CDT staff and wire reports BELLEFONTE — Authorities investigating the disappearance of Centre County’s top prosecutor sought new leads in the case today after police said a search of the missing man’s car failed to yield signs of foul play or clues into his whereabouts. District Attorney Ray Gricar’s red and white Mini Cooper was spotted Saturday in a parking lot across the street from an antiques market in the quaint borough of Lewisburg, about 45 miles east of Gricar’s home in Bellefonte. The car was brought...
  • Jury finds DA liable in discrimination suit

    03/31/2005 6:21:04 AM PST · by Founding Father · 6 replies · 540+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | March 31, 2005 | Gwen Filosa
    Jury finds DA liable in discrimination suit FIRED WHITE WORKERS ARE AWARDED $1.9 MILLION Thursday, March 31, 2005 By Gwen Filosa Staff writer A federal jury said Wednesday that Orleans Parish District Attorney Eddie Jordan, the first African-American to be elected the city's chief prosecutor, discriminated against 43 white employees when he fired them in 2003. Jurors awarded the plaintiffs about $1.9 million in back pay and other damages, a figure equal to about 20 percent of Jordan's annual budget of $10 million. Jordan said his office could not afford such a payment and that he would appeal the verdict.
  • CA: DA starts a criminal probe - Pension board may have broken state law (San Diego)

    03/24/2005 5:31:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 374+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 3/24/05 | Philip J. LaVelle
    The long arm of the law just got longer at San Diego City Hall, with the District Attorney's Office informing top officials there yesterday that it has launched a criminal investigation into the troubled pension system and its 13-member board of trustees. In a confidential letter, hand-delivered to City Attorney Michael Aguirre and distributed to top city officials, the district attorney's investigators gave City Hall until Wednesday to hand over records or face possible search warrants. With that, the investigators confirmed for an already rattled city establishment that they are marching down a well-worn path, one trekked for more than...
  • LOOK FOR UNION LABEL ON MORGY ENDORSEMENTS

    01/23/2005 3:31:33 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 191+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 23, 2005 | STEFAN C. FRIEDMAN
    Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau's likely quest for a 10th term got a big boost last week, as he quietly picked up the backing of two of the city's largest unions, The Post has learned. Service Employees International Union Locals 1199 and 32BJ have pledged their support for the 85-year-old Morgenthau in his battle against fellow Democrat and former State Supreme Court Justice Leslie Crocker Snyder.
  • CA: D.A. Opens Inquiry on Donations (LA Mayor - HahnGate)

    12/21/2004 8:52:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 246+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/21/04 | Robert J. Lopez and Rich Connell
    The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has begun a review of tens of thousands of dollars in political contributions funneled to Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn and two allies by developers allegedly at the center of a massive mortgage fraud scheme. Prosecutors are trying to determine the source of approximately $30,000 in donations made by associates of Mark Alan Abrams and Charles Elliott Fitzgerald, partners in a Beverly Hills real estate network that collapsed last year in financial scandal. The inquiry follows Times reports about more than $300,000 in cash directed to various Hahn causes by Abrams and...
  • Kerry embellishes background in Government document

    09/21/2004 1:14:06 AM PDT · by nsloper · 6 replies · 597+ views
    KERRY, John Forbes, a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Denver, Colo., December 11, 1943; graduated, St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., 1962; graduated, Yale University 1966; served in the United States Navy 1966-1969, with service in Vietnam; graduated, Boston College Law School 1976; admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1976 and commenced practice in 1976; district attorney of Middlesex County, Mass. 1977-1982; lieutenant governor of Massachusetts 1982-1984; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1984; reelected in 1990, 1996, and again in 2002 for the term ending January 3, 2009; chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (One Hundredth Congress),...
  • Hurlbert Won't Lead Bryant Prosecution

    06/30/2004 3:38:20 PM PDT · by Hawk44 · 6 replies · 177+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 06/30/2004 | Jon Sarche
    DENVER - The prosecutor who has led the sexual assault case against Kobe Bryant since last summer said Wednesday he will not take a prominent role in the NBA star's trial, instead leaving day-to-day responsibilities to his chief deputy and two others. District Attorney Mark Hurlbert said he will provide general oversight in the trial, scheduled to begin Aug. 27. His chief deputy, Gregg Crittenden, and prosecutors Dana Easter and Ingrid Bakke will handle most of the trial duties, a spokeswoman said. Hurlbert said in a statement that he would be neglecting other duties in his four-county district if he...
  • Limbaugh Prosecutors: No Evidence of Crime Without Medical Files

    03/11/2004 8:43:27 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 54 replies · 287+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/11/04 | Limbacher
    Palm Beach prosecutors investigating Rush Limbaugh all but admitted this week that they currently have no real evidence that the number one radio host violated Florida's drug laws - and won't be able to prosecute the top talker for "doctor shopping" unless a judge lets them look for evidence in Limbaugh's confidential medical files. State Attorney Barry Krischer made the startling admission in a brief filed with Florida's 4th District Court of Appeals, which is currently weighing whether Limbaugh's medical records are fair game. In the filing Krischer confessed, "The State will not be in a position to know what...
  • Charges put Rush in select group: 2

    01/04/2004 2:26:31 AM PST · by kattracks · 100 replies · 470+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/04/04 | News Wire Sdervices
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Rush Limbaugh was wrong when he accused prosecutors of singling him out, but not by much. Palm Beach County prosecutors investigating the right-wing radio host for his prescription drug abuse have filed "doctor shopping" charges against one other person in the past five years, according to records. Limbaugh's lawyer said the court documents, reviewed by The Palm Beach Post yesterday, prove his client was unfairly targeted. "Rush Limbaugh has been singled out for special prosecution because of who he is," Roy Black told the paper. "We believe the state attorney's office is applying a double...
  • SF district attorney drops felony charges against police chief

    03/11/2003 3:52:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 213+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/03 | Kim Curtis - AP
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO - District Attorney Terence Hallinan dropped felony obstruction of justice charges Tuesday against Police Chief Earl Sanders and his top aide, saying he couldn't prove they helped orchestrate an alleged cover-up of a street brawl involving off-duty officers.</p>
  • The S.F. Ayatollah, the Cop and the ex-con D.A.

    03/08/2003 12:28:29 AM PST · by sfwarrior · 2 replies · 285+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | March 8th, 20003 | Adam Sparks
    It's fun to see a political battle raging by the left against their own. We love to see them tear themselves apart. For the few San Francisco conservatives, it's like having a brewsky and being able to watch female mud wrestlers. A real joy in life. And as you know, in this town, it's only a handful of men who could enjoy those female mud wrestlers. Now we have a case that pits the ayatollah of the city, Mayor Willie Brown Jr., against his neutered, "affirmative action" police chief, Earl Sanders, who is battling it out with the known cop...
  • North Texas DA boasts perfect record on felony cases - Legal eagle-eye on the ball

    12/14/2002 3:08:45 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 3 replies · 288+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2002 | Associated Press Staff
    North Texas DA boasts perfect record on felony cases Legal eagle-eye on the ball 12/14/2002 Associated Press MONTAGUE, Texas - Tim Cole's first case as a young assistant district attorney wasn't exactly front-page material. Even the result of that Wise County tractor theft case - a conviction and an unusually harsh 45-year prison sentence - probably didn't raise many eyebrows in the legal community. As it turns out, it should have. Since that 1991 conviction, the three-term district attorney for rural Montague, Clay and Archer counties has never lost a murder trial. In fact, he has won all of...
  • Justice for Anna Guo (Ventura Co. Calif. alleged police abuse)

    11/07/2002 12:22:35 PM PST · by SteveH · 49 replies · 532+ views
    yellowworld.org ^ | 11/5/2002
    JUSTICE FOR ANNA GUO SYNPOSIS 14 year-old Anna Guo was attempting to committ suicide using a steak knife when five Ventura police officers arrived at the home of her foster parents. But instead of calming, disarming or even attempting to physically subdue the distraught girl, officers fired two shots into Anna's stomach, the last shot into her side, after she'd already crumpled to the floor. In order to cover-up their negligent misconduct, the District Attorney's Office has charged Anna with felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The sad irony: Anna had never threatened anyone but herself, and those sworn to...
  • SF UNITED WAY TO PAY FOR 'WE ARE NOT THE ENEMY' CAMPAIGN

    08/25/2002 5:27:30 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 59 replies · 1,523+ views
    Barbara Simpson, KSFO Radio, San Francisco | 25 August 2002 | Robert Drobot
    Apparently under the color of 'diversity appreciation', a full blown campaign - paid for by the local United Way - will include public transit posters printed in English and Arabic declaring "We Are Not The Enemy" featuring the faces of a turbaned male, a mid-eastern appearing woman and others. This waste of public contributions to United Way was given attention by Barbara Simpson on her KSFO Radio program, Saturday. Barbara has an extensive news reporting/gathering track record in both the television radio media profession. She is also a columnist for WorldNetDaily. To add insult to injury, it seems the posters...
  • The Dismal Condition Of Republican Orange County Calif. Grassroots GOP Political Environment...

    07/08/2002 10:55:24 PM PDT · by voa-davidk · 4 replies · 342+ views
    ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | April 24 ,2001 | John McDonald
    Search this news article on Freerepublic : Politicians role in dog-bite prosecution questioned courts Fuentes' involvement did not sway the filing of charges , DA's office says , and take a real look at the dismal , inhospitable , aloof, hostile , elitist , and unethical environment of the Orange County California Republican Party grassroots GOP . Is it any wonder Republicans cannot re- capture the State Of California ? Is it any wonder not many citizens want to get involved on a grassroots volunteer level in the Orange County California Republican Party ? In addition to the apparent egregious...