Friday, Dec 03, 2021 - 11:56:58
282 results - (0.004 seconds)

her attorney:

latest news at page 1:
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A defense attorney called for a mistrial in the Jussie Smollett trial Thursday, after a wild few moments in which she accused the judge of lunging at her. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, this happened during a sidebar conversation with attorneys from both sides and Cook County Judge James Linn. Defense attorney Tamara Walker asked for a mistrial because of a comment that Judge Linn made, and then she began crying and accused Judge Linn of physically lunging at her in the courtroom. READ MORE: Dozens Of Signs Coming Down In Wrigleyville Because Of TypoJudge Linn denied the accusations, and also denied the motion for a mistrial. But it all amounted to some chaotic moments in the courtroom. “I’m stunned that you would consider a mistrial,” the judge said. CBS 2 Legal Analyst Irv Miller said he has never heard an attorney make such allegations against a judge. “Never seen it happen,” Miller said. “This is a first even for me – I’ve been doing this a long time. But I’ve never seen an attorney...
    Kim Potter, the former suburban Minneapolis police officer who allegedly shot and killed Daunte Wright when she mistook her gun for her taser, will testify at her trial, one of her defense attorneys said during the first day of jury selection on Tuesday.  "Officer Potter will testify and tell you what she remembers happened, so you will know not just from the video but from the officers at the scene and Officer Potter herself what was occurring," Paul Engh, a lawyer for Potter, told a potential juror. "We have something to say here too." Potter was attempting to arrest Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, in April during a traffic stop. Wright initially obeyed orders but tried to get back into his car as officers were handcuffing him, body camera footage shows.  "I’ll tase ya," Potter said before pulling out her handgun and repeating again, "I’ll tase you."  About two seconds later, Potter fired one shot into Wright's chest as she said, "Taser Taser Taser." "S---! I just shot him," Potter can be heard saying on body camera footage. "I grabbed...
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There wasn’t supposed to be a contest for district attorney in Nassau County this year. But when the former county prosecutor, Madeline Singas, was appointed to a judgeship, both parties scrambled. And the Republicans came out on top — in an unexpected landslide. READ MORE: 'Revenge Of The Suburbs': Republicans Replace Democrat Long Island DAsCBS2’s Jennifer McLogan introduces us to Anne Donnelly, a seasoned veteran of the prosecutor’s office. Donnelly led Long Island’s red wave. “I was surprised,” Donnelly said. “I never expected on Election Night it to be that big.” It was a stunning landslide. Career prosecutor Donnelly upset State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a former federal prosecutor, after she turned the campaign into a referendum on New York’s controversial bail reform law. “My message was about crime and safety and how they went too far. The bail reform went too far. There should be some place in the middle. Discretion for the judges is one of the first things they need to give back,” Donnelly said. For 32 years, Donnelly prosecuted for the office she will...
    Ghislaine Maxwell's defense attorney Bobbi Sternheim took aim at each of the four victims during scathing opening statements Monday.  'Let's talk about those four accusers. As I said before, it's Jane, Annie, Kate, and Carolyn,' Sternheim said.  All but one of the accusers are using pseudonyms; Annie Farmer has identified herself. The four women are expected to testify about the sexual abuse they allege they suffered at the hands of Maxwell and Epstein while they were underage.  Sternheim branded one victim 'a consummate actress' before undermining the others, questioning their character and past drug abuse.    Lawyer Bobbi Sternheim took the floor to deliver the defense's opening statements Monday, saying she is 'proud' to represent Maxwell  Sternheim branded one victim 'a consummate actress' before undermining the others, questioning their character and past drug abuse 'Jane'    Sternheim began by introducing 'Jane' as a 'talented musician and a singer from a musical family.' She described Jeffrey Epstein as a 'patron of the arts and a supporter of young talent, sponsored musicians and artists and actresses and others.' Ghislaine Maxwell faces up to 80...
    An Ohio attorney has been indicted on nearly four dozen criminal charges, including kidnapping and a slew of forgery counts, after prosecutors say he doctored a journal entry that caused a mother to temporarily lose custody of her child. Sean Porter, 31, of Cleveland, faces one count each of kidnaping and interference with custody, and 22 counts each of forgery and tampering with records. Porter separately faces disciplinary actions for allegedly having sex with two 'vulnerable' female clients while they were in the process of getting divorces. The criminal case against Porter, formerly an associate at Barr, Jones and Associates, stems from an August 8, 2021, custody hearing in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Division. Ohio lawyer Sean Porter, 31, has been indicted on a slew of charges, including forgery and kidnapping, after he allegedly submitted a doctored journal entry to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile  Division that caused a mother to temporarily lose custody of her child  According to a press release from Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley, Porter presented to the court a journal entry, which the mother of the 11-year-old...
    Disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering running for political rival Letitia James' attorney general post, sources said.  Cuomo, 63, held the position from 2007 to 2010 before becoming governor and now sources close to the politician told the New York Post he could run for the position in 2022.  'People in Cuomo’s orbit are tossing it out there,' a person close to Cuomo told the New York Post. 'They’re floating [the idea].' The source said Cuomo and his team are gauging reaction after the former governor's reputation hit an all-time low following the probe into sexual harassment claims.  Cuomo has been keeping a low profile and enjoying fishing trips with his dog Captain. He claims he has no plans to make a political comeback  Despite resigning from his position and having to move out of the Executive Mansion, Cuomo's war chest - money that can be used to campaign - remains high at $18million, the New York Post reported.  His political rival Letitia James, 63, won the attorney general position with $1million.   Rich Azzopardi, Cuomo's spokesperson, said:...
    More On: nicki minaj Leigh-Anne Pinnock addresses Jesy Nelson, Nicki Minaj drama at birthday bash Jesy Nelson responds to blackfishing accusations after ‘Boyz’ release Nicki Minaj joins ‘RHOP’ reunion after joking she’d replace Andy Cohen 50 Cent on why he should star in a romantic movie with Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj’s lawyer is threatening her husband’s alleged rape victim and her attorney with court sanctions — claiming that the pair filed a “disgraceful” lawsuit in an attempt to get rich and famous. In 1994 Jennifer Hough accused Kenneth Petty of forcing her to have sex in the Bronx when they were both 16, and Petty served more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted rape as part of a plea deal. Then, in August 2021, Hough sued Petty and the rap superstar, who he married in 2019, claiming that the pair had attempted to harass and intimidate her into withdrawing her testimony before the fateful trial. Now, Minaj’s attorney has sent a letter to Hough’s lawyer, Tyrone A. Blackburn, threatening to demand that the court sanction...
    Hice told Fox News Digital that the suit continues and that, despite a lengthy discovery process, it could end up in court around January 2022.What are the details? Kelly, a longtime broadcaster, recently invited Hice on her show to recall the finer details of his lawsuit against the CNN host. In a Wednesday report from the Daily Wire, however, Lemon's attorney was said to have sent a letter to Kelly complaining that she offered Hice an audience to retell his story. The letter, obtained by Radar Online, accused Kelly of providing a "lopsided and inaccurate" version of what reportedly took place between Lemon and Hice. The attorney, Caroline Polisi, also accused Kelly of paying “lip service to journalistic ethics." “Although you advertise your podcast as featuring 'honest' conversations without 'BS' or 'agenda,' your podcast today, in which you interviewed Dustin Hice, reveals that you only pay lip service to journalistic ethics," another portion of the letter added. The letter added that the filings on the public docket “substantially undermines Mr. Hice's credibility and...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The only eye witnesses to a 1978 triple murder in Kansas City tried to tell prosecutors years before she died that she had identified the wrong shooter, but they told her it was “too late” to recant and that she could be charged with perjury, her sister testified Tuesday. Cecile “Cookie” Simmons testified on the second day of a hearing that could lead to the release of Kevin Strickland, who has served 43 years in prison for a triple murder that many people, including current Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, believe he did not commit. In testimony on Monday, Strickland, who is now 62, strongly denied being involved in the crime, which he has maintained since he was arrested and convicted in 1979. Peters Baker announced in May that she and several other legal and political leaders believe Strickland was wrongly convicted. In August, she called for Strickland’s exoneration by using a new state law that allows local prosecutors to challenge convictions if they believe the defendant did not commit the crime. The...
    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, New York (WABC) -- The family of Kathleen Durst spoke out Tuesday for the first time since real estate scion Robert Durst was charged with her 1982 murder.James McCormack, Durst's older brother, thanked Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah but questioned why it took 40 years."Our family and our attorneys have provided DA Rocah and several of her predecessors with witnesses and evidence that prove Robert Durst murdered Kathie yet it took the office of the Westchester District Attorney nearly 40 years to indict Durst," McCormack said."Now more than ever it is important to ask why it took so long to get to this point. My family and I have serious questions and we deserve answers."McCormack questioned whether prosecutors protected the Durst family, whether police conducted a proper investigation and why Durst was allowed to stand trial in Los Angeles for killing someone else before standing trial for Kathie Durst's murder."We want both closure and justice for Kathie and our family which has suffered from her disappearance, murder and the concealment of her remains," McCormack said.McCormack family attorney Bob...
    Anna Kendrick Gives a Very L.A. Take on Fall Style in a Fruit Skirt With James Corden Mailbag: What’s Next For Deshaun Watson and the Texans After the Trade Deadline? As Britney Spears' conservatorship inches closer to an end, her mother Lynne is requesting more than $650,000 in attorney-related fees. © Provided by People Jeff Kravitz/Filmmagic Britney Spears and mom Lynne In a petition for payments filed on Monday, Lynne, 66, requested that her attorneys be paid for by Britney's estate for their involvement in her conservatorship case. The request comes as Britney, 39, slammed her mother Tuesday evening in a since-deleted post. © Jeff Kravitz/Filmmagic Britney Spears and mom Lynne "Pssss my dad may have started the conservatorship 13 years ago … but what people don't know is that my mom is the one who gave him the idea !!!!" Britney wrote on Instagram. "I will never get those years back." She added, "She secretly ruined my life." © Provided by People Todd Williamson/BBMA2016/Getty; Steve Granitz/WireImage; VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty RELATED: Britney Spears' Father Jamie Files Request to...
                        Attorney General Mark Herring asked Senator Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) to produce evidence supporting her claims of cheating in the current election. On Real America’s Voice on Wednesday, Chase told John Fredericks, “I know how Democrats are cheating, and that information has been given to the Youngkin campaign,” she said. “I’m hearing reports today that people are going in to vote, and they have never done a mail-in ballot, ever, and when they went to case their ballot, they were told ‘No, we’ve already mailed you a mail-in ballot.’ And so we’re already looking into that.” “Let’s be clear: these kinds of baseless, false claims are simply designed to undermine confidence in our democracy and our elections,” Attorney General Herring said in a Thursday press release. “If Senator Chase has any evidence of cheating or voter fraud then she has an obligation to bring it to the attention of authorities who can do something about it rather than secretively sharing this supposed ‘evidence’ with political allies.” Herring is up...
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It could soon be very interesting in the Democratic Party in New York, especially if Attorney General Letitia James makes a run for governor. Political observers say she would make a formidable foe for Gov. Kathy Hochul, who has been in office for only about 60 days. READ MORE: Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo Charged With Misdemeanor Forcible TouchingLess than three months after issuing the bombshell report, triggering former Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s resignation, James appears likely to make a run for governor, herself. “In politics, your opponents are going to use whatever they can against you and they’ll probably try to build a case on that front that this was self serving on her part, clearing the way for her to try to run for governor,” political consultant Michael Dawidziak said. READ MORE: New York State Attorney General Letitia James Reportedly Planning To Announce Run For Governor Dawidziak says to hold on to your hat, for James entering the race could open the floodgates and further divide Democrats after years of party infighting. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, if...
    CORAM, Long Island (WABC) -- Suffolk County Police have arrested an Albany man for allegedly stabbing a Coram woman to death at her home.Homicide Squad detectives arrested Kason Parker on Sunday and charged him with Murder 2nd Degree.Parker, 33, of Teunis Street in Albany, is being arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.The arrest came after 27-year-old Meghan Kiefer was found stabbed to death on the front lawn of her home.Police found the victim when they arrived at Kiefer's home on Harford Drive in Coram just before 5 p.m. Saturday.She was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was pronounced dead from stab wounds.There was no immediate word what detectives believe led to the murder.TOP NEWS | Laundrie family attorney speaks out after discovery of Brian's remainsEMBED More News Videos Stephen Bertolino, the Laundrie family attorney, spoke out on "GMA" one day after Brian's remains were found. ----------* More Long Island news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    CORAM, Long Island (WABC) -- An investigation is underway after a woman was found stabbed to death on the front lawn of her home on Long Island.When police arrived at the home on Harford Drive in Coram just before 5 p.m. Saturday, they found the woman with stab wounds.The victim, Meghan Kiefer, 27, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was pronounced dead.No arrests have been made, and the circumstances surrounding the stabbing are unknown.Detectives are asking anyone with information on the stabbing to call 631-852-6392 or call Crime Stoppers at 1800-220-TIPS.TOP NEWS | Laundrie family attorney speaks out after discovery of Brian's remainsEMBED More News Videos Stephen Bertolino, the Laundrie family attorney, spoke out on "GMA" one day after Brian's remains were found. ----------* More Long Island news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    Robert De Niro's estranged wife Grace Hightower will not receive half of the actor's purported wealth, an appeals court has ruled. It was previously revealed that Grace's average monthly spend was $215,000 a month on credit cards and $160,000 in cash. Robert's attorney, Caroline Krauss, has claimed the financial strain means the actor is running out of money.  The socialite, 66, argued that The Godfather star's reported net worth of $500 million dollars should be split evenly as they are 'marital assets' according to a prenuptial agreement made in 2004.  Bitter: Robert De Niro's estranged wife Grace Hightower will not receive half of the actor's '$500m' wealth... after it emerged her $375k monthly spending caused her ex to 'run out of money' (pictured in 2017)  However, her proposals were rejected by the Appellate Division, which upheld a lower court's ruling made in February 2021.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Family of Hollywood star Brandon Lee - who died while making... Perrie Edwards heads out for date night with Alex... Daisy Lowe wows in a...
    A Pennsylvania District Attorney who was arrested for rape in Sept. is facing new felony charges and a potentially hefty sentence. Somerset District Attorney, Jeffrey Lynn Thomas II, 36, of Windber, is accused of entering a known woman’s home in Windber without permission, refusing to leave, then sexually and physically assaulting her on Saturday, Sept. 18, as Daily Voice previously reported. Thomas allegedly knew the victim through her employer and that he had been making sexual advances toward her for years, according to court documents obtained by Channel 11. She reportedly declined a relationship with him repeatedly. Thomas waived his preliminary hearing, moving the case towards a trial, according to court records. The rape charge against him was dropped on Tuesday and replaced with four new charges, two of which are felonies, according to his updated court docket. Thomas now faces felony charges for sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault without consent, and a criminal trespassing count that was included in the original charges, according to his most recent court docket.  If convicted he is on all charges, he will...
    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge who ordered the president of Chicago’s police officers’ union to stop publicly encouraging his members to disobey the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Wednesday refused the union’s request to recuse herself from the case. The union wanted Cook County Judge Ceclila Horan to recuse herself because of what its attorney, Joel D’Alba, called the “appearance of impropriety.” The law firm where Horan was a partner before she became a judge had been involved with a task force that helped create a consent decree — widely criticized by the union — aimed at overhauling the police force a few years ago. During the hearing, Horan said, “I did not know about the task force report at all when I was a partner at the firm.” The ruling comes amid a battle between the city and John Catanzara, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge in Chicago, over a requirement that all city employees, including police officers, enter their vaccine status in the city’s data portal. On Tuesday, Police Superintendent David Brown...
    Anna Sorokin - the fake heiress who swindled banks, hotels and members of New York high society out of $275,000 - remains in immigration detention after she was jailed seven months ago upon release of a nearly three-year prison sentence. Sorokin, a Russian-born German woman who used the pseudonym Anna Delvey, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement on March 25 after she overstayed her visa. She has yet to be deported back to Germany. Her lawyer, Audrey A. Thomas, described the situation as the 'proverbial poster child for governmental abuse of power and violation of due process'. 'Anna is not being treated fairly, she is being denied justice and the Court's rulings against are arbitrary and capricious and serve only to deny her equal protection under the law,' Thomas told DailyMail.com.    Sorokin has filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Justice for her release.  Her attorney has also filed an appeal for the deportation orders and applied for Sorokin to be granted asylum.  Anna Sorokin (pictured in May 2019) remains in immigration detention after she was jailed seven months ago. Her...
    A New Jersey teacher accused by a former Olympian of pulling a 7-year-old student's hijab off was just trying to fix her hood, her attorney told Daily Voice. "This is not a story about a teacher who forcibly removed a student’s hijab," said Samantha Harris, the attorney representing Tamar Herman, a teacher in the Maplewood South Orange school district.  "This is a story about social media, misinformation, and what happens when people publicize rumors without any knowledge of or regard for the truth." The story began getting media attention after former Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad took to social late this week. "Yesterday, Tamar Herman, a teacher at Seth Boyden Elementary in Maplewood, NJ forcibly removed the hijab of a second grade student," she wrote.  "The young student resisted, by trying to hold onto her hijab, but the teacher pulled the hijab off, exposing her hair to the class. Herman told the student that her hair was beautiful and she did not have to wear hijab to school anymore. Imagine being a child and stripped of your clothing in front of...
    This Weekends Staub Sale Is Perfect for Stocking up on Gifts or Refreshing Your Cookware Best photos from Week 6 of the college football season © Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic Britney Spears and Sam Asghari have an adorable new addition to their family! Asghari, 27, took to Instagram on Friday to reveal that he surprised his 39-year-old pop star fiancé with an adorable new Doberman puppy.  "Surprised my fiancé with our newest member to the Family ❤️ Porsha #doberman #homesecurity," Asghari captioned a series of videos and pics of the adorable pup.  In one video, a female voice, presumably Spears, is heard asking, "Who's the new addition to the family?" "Her name is Porsha and she's meant to unconditionally love you and it's going to be trained to protect you from any motherf**ker who comes around you with bad intentions," Asghari replies.  View this post on Instagram The couple recently celebrated their engagement in September after five years of dating. It's been a big couple of months for Spears. Her father, Jamie Spears, was suspended as her conservator. Jamie's official...
    MAPLEWOOD, N.J. -- A New Jersey family is expressing outrage after they say a teacher pulled the hijab off the head of a 7-year old Muslim girl.The mother of Sumayyah Wyatt's mother, Cassandra Wyatt, told our sister station WABC-TV that her daughter is no longer interested in wearing the Muslim garb after the incident at Seth Boyden Elementary School in Maplewood, a suburb about 15 miles west of New York City."I have to go introduce her to a different world that I've been trying to protect her from," Cassandra Wyatt said.The family's lawyer said the second-grader has always worn a headscarf to school as a part of her Muslim faith.But on Wednesday, the teacher allegedly told her to remove it. When she resisted, the teacher yanked it off in front of the entire class, the attorney said."Ultimately, the teacher succeeds in pulling the hijab off her head, followed by a bizarre statement which is, 'Your hair is beautiful,'" the attorney said. "It is incredibly disturbing. It is very, very, symbolic of disregard of her religion and certainly something that has...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago woman is desperate for answers about a devastating hit-and-run, her own. First officers had promising news about finding the driver, now, a roadblock. Only on 2, she spoke to our Steven Graves about how she’s getting help with the investigation. READ MORE: Former Northwestern Professor Wyndham Lathem Found Guilty Of Murder Of Boyfriend Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau“Oh my God! Oh Jesus” This is Fabienne Marthol in physical therapy. Just days in, her spirit is strong. But the pain is unlike anything most can imagine. Medicine does not even help. “It’s like shooting pains that shoot to the part of your body that you no longer have. It’s a bit much for me,” said Marthol. The fitness instructor, fashion designer, and model says her freedom is gone. “The leg that I drive with, the leg that I sew with. The leg that I teach fitness with.” On the night of September 17, she was planning a speed dating event. While legally parked, at her trunk taking out items, a driver hit and pinned her. They left her...
    (CNN)For more than a year, Britney Spears has been mentioning "Project Rose" in her various Instagram posts. While the pop star has not publicly shared details about the project, some of her supporters are sharing their theories about its true meaning.In the wake of last week's court hearing in which the singer's father, Jamie Spears, was suspended from his role as her conservator, some fans think "Project Rose" is in reference to her new attorney, Mathew Rosengart."Was project rose .. rosengart??? Exploding head #FreeBritney #BritneyVsSpears #BritneySpears #britney #spears," wrote one person on Twitter. But Spears began posting about "Project Rose" in September of 2020, long before Rosengart was hired as her attorney in July.Read MoreMathew Rosengart, attorney for Britney Spears, after a court hearing in Los Angeles last week."A lot of people have been saying that a lot of my posts are not new, but they're old, but just to let you guys know, none of my pictures or posts are more than a month old. Yes, I know, I did wear the same top 17 times, but it's for...
    Britney Spears is speaking out about her family. Just days after her father, Jamie Spears, was suspended as her conservator, the 39-year-old pop star has taken to Instagram to address the way her family has treated her during her 13-year conservatorship. Included in her post was a picture of a woman lying on a mattress underwater as another woman swims toward her. "This picture is everything to me !!! It makes me want to cry ... she’s saving her divine feminine sister !!!!" Spears began in the caption before diving into her own personal life. BRITNEY SPEARS THANKS #FREEBRITNEY MOVEMENT FOR 'FREEING' HER AFTER CONSERVATORSHIP WIN: 'I HAVE NO WORDS' Britney Spears slammed her family in a new Instagram post. (Getty Images) "I suggest if you have a friend that’s been in a house that feels really small for four months … no car … no phone … no door for privacy and they have to work around 10 hours a day 7 days a week and give tons of blood weekly with never a day off …" she...
    BRITNEY Spears has hit out at her family who she claims turned their backs on her amid her conservatorship. In a new Instagram post the 39-year-old singer talked about helping friends who are in need while also slamming her family for "f**king with me." 3Britney Spears hit out at her family in a new post about her conservatorshipCredit: britneyspears/Instagram 3In a new Instagram post the 39-year-old singer talked about helping friends who are in need while also slamming her family for 'f**king with me'Credit: Getty - Contributor The Gimme More hitmaker shared a photo of a woman floating above another women who is laid out on a mattress. Britney said the photo made her cry, writing: "she’s saving her divine feminine sister." She continued, "I suggest if you have a friend that’s been in a house that feels really small for four months … no car … no phone … no door for privacy and they have to work around 10 hours a day 7 days a week and give tons of blood weekly with never a day off …...
    BRIAN Laundrie's sister claims her family's attorney "threw me under the bus" and that she and her children are "upset" at losing Gabby Petito. Cassie Laundrie spoke out for the first time on Monday after the body of the 22-year-old vlogger was found on September 19 in a conversation with protesters outside her house. 3Cassie Laundrie spoke on Good Morning America on TuesdayCredit: ABC 3Roberta and Chris Laundrie leaving their home, where Brian and Gabby had been livingCredit: Splash She claimed she had been told not to speak about any information they had or their conversations with law enforcement but emerged from her house with her husband Jim Lyncx as her "kids are crying." "We are just as angry and frustrated and upset as everyone else," Cassie told the crowd, claiming that her parents are also refusing to speak to her. "I am losing my parents and my brother and my children's aunt and my future sister-in-law on top of this." Cassie was pushed by the protesters on her earlier comments in an interview with Good Morning America...
    Maggie Murdaugh may have been considering divorce, driving an hour to an attorney's office and looking into the couple's assets, just weeks before she and son Paul were found dead at their hunting lodge. She met with a divorce lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, according to a law enforcement source close to the murder investigation. The source said she also started looking into ways to support herself.  'She didn't pay close attention to the family money or where it came from,' the source told People magazine about Maggie Murdaugh, 52. 'But now she was starting to look into it.'  The revelation thickens the plot of the Murdaughs' twisty tale. Alex Murdaugh, 53, was charged with hiring a hitman to kill him for a $10 million life insurance payout, according to authorities, who also launched an investigation into the death of their former housekeeper years before. The attempted hit on September 4 left him only slightly injured. Last week, Alex Murdaugh's former law firm said the South Carolina legal heir 'lied and stole from us. He allegedly misappropriated millions of dollars...
    Alex Murdaugh’s wife sought advice from a divorce attorney in potentially ending her marriage months before she was eventually killed alongside her younger son at the family’s South Carolina hunting estate, according to a report.  Maggie Murdaugh traveled the hour drive to Charleston to meet with a divorce attorney in April, an anonymous source told People magazine.  What discussions were had in the meeting remain unknown, but the source said Maggie Murdaugh had begun to look into the family’s assets, something she had never paid much attention to before. Meanwhile, Alex Murdaugh’s unnamed coworkers told People they noticed Maggie Murdaugh had stopped coming to have lunch with her husband in the months before her death.  Maggie Murdaugh and her 22-year-old son, Paul Murdaugh, were shot dead on the property of the family’s hunting estate in Colleton County on June 7. Alex Murdaugh dialed 911 to report coming home around 10 p.m. to find their bodies on the ground outside dog kennels. Law enforcement disclosed that the two had been shot with different firearms but have not provided a motive for...
    Share this: New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday dismissed former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s repeated complaints that the sexual harassment investigation that led to his resignation was tainted by politics, saying the Democrat has “never taken responsibility for his own conduct.” James, speaking to a civic group in New York City, defended the 165-page report her office released in August that found Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women. “Mr. Cuomo has a lot to say on these matters, but he’s never taken responsibility for his own conduct. He’s never held himself accountable for how his behavior affected our state government,” said James, also a Democrat.
    Alex Wong/Getty Images A donor for Donald Trump has accused Corey Lewandowski, one of the former president’s longtime top aides, of sexually harassing her during a charity event in Las Vegas. Speaking to Politico, Trashelle Odom claimed that Lewandowski “stalked” throughout the September 26 event, was sexually graphic when speaking to her, and repeatedly touched her. “On the evening of September 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, I attended a dinner to support a charity and spend time with wonderful friends,” Odom said. “He repeatedly touched me inappropriately, said vile and disgusting things to me, stalked me, and made me feel violated and fearful.” Odom went on to say that she was coming forward in order to ensure that Lewandowski would be held accountable for his actions this weekend. “I am blessed to have a loving husband and family behind me,” she continued. “I want other women to know that you can be heard, too, and together we can stop terrible things like this from happening.” Odom accused Lewandowski of being “verbally and physically aggressive and forceful,” adding, “I was also fearful that Corey...
    More On: britney spears Britney Spears claims ‘a lot’ of new documentary is ‘not true’ Who is Lou Taylor? Meet Britney Spears’ embattled former business manager Kevin Federline’s attorney responds to Britney Spears security claims Britney Spears’ attorney: Jamie ‘crossed unfathomable lines’ with security The FBI is reportedly looking into the damning allegations that Britney Spears’ dad, Jamie, secretly recorded her — even in her bedroom and with her lawyers. Sources told Deadline that federal authorities are looking at the claims that Jamie, 69, had hired a security firm to monitor his “toxic” star daughter’s communications without her knowledge. The singer’s lawyers had called for such a probe in legal papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, saying the allegations “crossed unfathomable lines.” “The allegations warrant serious investigation,” the filing insisted. “Among other things, California is a ‘two-party’ consent state,” the filing said, meaning that recordings cannot be made without the consent of both parties. “Unauthorized recording or monitoring of Britney’s private communications … represent an unconscionable and disgraceful violation of her privacy rights and a striking example...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — She’s a transgender attorney who says she’s been repeatedly harassed and discriminated against in court. The other problem? The state’s ethics rules for attorneys actually allow that. Morning Insider Tim McNicholas takes us inside her fight for stronger protections. READ MORE: Food Delivery Driver Shot And Killed While Sitting In Car In Little Italy Her name is Sheryl Ring. It’s printed on this official card issued to licensed attorneys in Illinois. But that hasn’t stopped a revolving door of problems at one courthouse after another. “I have judges out me,” she said. “Dead-name me,” meaning using her birth name after she had it legally changed. “I have been misgendered or called slurs from the bench,” she added. “I have had judges who simply call me sir.” She said, in one case, a court clerk has willfully refused to use her legal name. Ring sued the Winnebago County Clerk of the Circuit Court in August, accusing them of using her pre-transition name in court proceedings and e-filings, leaving her clients confused, despite her repeated requests to be called...
    A Pennsylvania prosecutor has been charged with rape in connection to an attack on a woman in her home.  Pennsylvania State Police charged Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey L. Thomas, on Sept. 22 with rape, indecent and simple assault, strangulation and criminal trespassing in connection with the Sept. 18 attack.  Thomas, 36, a Republican, allegedly messaged the woman through Snapchat. Police said that the woman and Thomas had known each other for years "in a professional capacity" and that he had repeatedly tried to initiate a "sexual relationship" with her.  Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey Thomas in a profile photo. Thomas was charged Wednesday, Sept. 22, with violently raping a woman he knew through work, leaving her home only after she told him she would not call police, authorities said. (via KnowYourDA in PA) The woman, who was not identified, told him to stay away, but he arrived at her home at around 11 p.m. and entered without permission while carrying several cans of beer, state police said in a statement.  The woman told authorities that she slapped Thomas...
    Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, exerted so much control over the pop star’s life that he even monitored her text messages, phone calls and internet browser history, according to bombshell claims in a new documentary. A former member of Britney’s security team alleged in "The New York Times Presents: Controlling Britney Spears," which premiered Friday on FX and Hulu, that he was once asked to "put parental controls" on the cellphone that the "Toxic" singer had to beg to get under the conservatorship that has restricted her life for the past 13 years. "Britney wanted to get an iPhone … and that was a big deal. Everybody was worried," said Alex Vlasov, who worked at Black Box Security from 2012 to pro2021. "[My boss] Edan [Yemini] approached me and asked me, ‘Is there any monitoring services for an iPhone that you are aware of?’ And I’m like, ‘What do you mean?’ And he’s like, ‘Well, parental controls. Is there any way you can put parental controls on an iPhone?'" Vlasov alleged. "And that’s when Edan explained to me that Britney’s...
    Jeffrey Thomas, 36, was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly raped and assaulted a woman after entering her home uninvited A Pennsylvania county district attorney is facing  rape and assault charges after he allegedly entered a woman's home uninvited and told her not to call the police. The Pennsylvania State Police began their investigation of Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey Thomas last Tuesday, after the alleged victim came forward. Police report Thomas, 36, first messaged the victim on Snapchat on September 18 at around 11 p.m., telling her he would be at her home in a few minutes. She replied that he was not welcome. But he entered the home 'by subterfuge,' according to the New York Times, carrying several cans of beer in one arm, and handing her one. She again reportedly asked him to leave, and when he did not, she grew agitated and slapped him. Thomas then allegedly slapped her across the face, causing her nose to bleed, before pulling down her sports bra and choking her. He then bit her breasts, police say, and raped her....
    Sidney Powell appears in an August 2021 interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Embattled former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell on Friday filed a counterclaim against Dominion Voting Systems.  In it, she argues that the voting machine hardware and software company currently suing her for more than $1 billion is simply trying to silence its critics. Powell’s counterclaim alleges but one count:  abuse of process against Dominion. Powell, a former federal prosecutor, is one of several so-called “Kraken” attorneys who for months claimed that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump by the Democrats. The plethora of post-election lawsuits filed by Powell and her associates failed miserably. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Linda Parker ordered Powell and her cohorts to repay the State of Michigan more than $200,000 in sanctions. Parker also referred Powell and nine other attorneys associated with the litigation to various bar associations for “possible suspension or disbarment.” Powell and others on the “Kraken” team countered that they should pay no more than $44,000 to reimburse the state and the City of Detroit as...
    (CNN)The man accused of killing 19-year-old college student Kristin Smart in 1996 will stand trial for her death, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's office.Paul Flores, 44, faces a first-degree murder charge for allegedly killing Smart in his Cal Poly San Luis Obispo dorm room. Prosecutors say Flores raped or attempted to rape Smart, who was then a freshman at the university. His father, Ruben Flores, 80, is charged as an accessory to the murder, and prosecutors say he helped hide Smart's body.The preliminary hearing for the pair lasted weeks and wrapped up on Monday. The DA's office tweeted Wednesday that a "judge has determined sufficient evidence was presented for the two to be tried.""We continue to support the family of Kristin Smart as we work toward justice," District Attorney Dan Dow said in the tweet. CNN is seeking comment from lawyers for Paul and Ruben Flores. Both men have pleaded not guilty.Read MoreTwo suspects arrested in the disappearance of Kristin Smart, San Luis Obispo County sheriff saysThe two men were arrested in April after a 25-year...
    A new documentary centered around Britney Spears is set to be released soon.  On Tuesday, Netflix announced its upcoming doc, "Britney vs Spears." The project will examine the 39-year-old pop star's conservatorship, which was put in place in 2008 after her public breakdown. The teaser for the documentary contains alleged audio from a voicemail Spears left for an attorney on Jan. 21, 2009, at 12:21 a.m. "Hi my name is Britney Spears, I called you earlier," the singer can be heard saying. "I'm calling again because I just wanted to make sure that during the process of eliminating the conservatorship…" BRITNEY SPEARS RETURNS TO INSTAGRAM AFTER HIATUS The audio is cut off before viewers are given any additional information about the call. The call suggests that Spears' recent crusade against her conservatorship isn't the first time she's pushed to be freed from it.  A full trailer for the documentary will be released on Wednesday. No release date for the project was shared in the teaser, but Variety reports that the film in full will drop on Sept. 28, just a...
    More On: amanda bynes Amanda Bynes’ conservatorship extended until 2023 What Amanda Bynes’ life is like ahead of her 35th birthday Amanda Bynes teases new rap song ‘Diamonds’ Amanda Bynes might create her own perfume Amanda Bynes’ attorney denied a report that said her conservatorship will last until 2023 — and clarified that the end of the arrangement for the “Easy A” star has not yet been determined. “Her conservatorship is not extended through March 2023. It is open day to day,” lawyer David Esquibias said in a statement to People. “A status report regarding her health and welfare was recently filed and approved by the court. By law, the next status report is due in two years. “Her conservatorship will terminate when it is no longer convenient for Amanda.” Bynes’ mother, Lynn Bynes, was granted temporary conservatorship over the Nickelodeon actress in August 2013 after she allegedly set fire to a driveway. Lynn regained conservatorship of the star in October 2014. In 2020, The former “Amanda Show” star faced struggles with her mental health that left her having...
    A La Habra woman was legally sane when she dropped her infant son to his death from a Children’s Hospital of Orange County parking structure, an Orange County Superior Court jury decided on Monday, Sept. 13. The same jurors who last month convicted Sonia Hermosillo, 41, of murder for the killing of seven-month-old Noe Medina Jr. rejected arguments by her defense attorney that Hermosillo was not guilty by reason of insanity. To reach its latest decision, the panel listened to the sanity phase of the trial that included dueling experts contending Hermosillo was suffering from either postpartum psychosis or severe depression. On Aug. 22, 2011, Hermosillo drove to the hospital parking structure in Orange and dropped her son from the building. In interviews with police detectives she described having “hate, resentment and anger” toward the infant “because he’s sick.” The boy died two days later. Hermosillo’s change from a devoted, outgoing mother of two daughters and a newborn son to a nearly-catatonic woman who reportedly believed herself to be a danger to her own children deeply concerned her family members,...
    Former President Trump endorsed Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman in the fight against Rep. Liz Cheney for the 2022 primary.    'I strongly endorse Republican House of Representatives Candidate Harriet Hageman from Wyoming who is running against warmonger and disloyal Republican, Liz Cheney,' Trump said in a statement released Thursday.  'Harriet has my Complete and Total Endorsement in replacing the Democrats number one provider of sound bites, Liz Cheney.' 'Here's a sound bite for you: Bring it,' Cheney shot back on Twitter. 'Harriet Hageman adores the Great State of Wyoming, is strong on Crime and Borders, powerfully supports the Second Amendment, loves our Military and our Vets, and will fight for Election Integrity and Energy Independence (which Biden has already given up). Unlike RINO Liz Cheney, Harriet is all in for America First,' Trump continued.  Hageman is set to formally announce her campaign in Cheyenne, Wyo. on Thursday afternoon.  'The people of Wyoming deserve leaders who reflect their views and values, but Liz Cheney betrayed us because of her personal war with President Trump, who won Wyoming by massive majorities...
    (CNN)The family of a 73-year-old Colorado woman with dementia who was violently arrested last year has agreed to settle her federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Loveland and the now former officers for $3 million, her attorney said Wednesday. Karen Garner's family decided to settle after coming across a letter she wrote to her children and her grandchildren a few years ago, after her dementia had begun, attorney Sarah Schielke said."All I wanted all my life was someone to love, adore, and care about me and I find the world scary now being alone. So value love as a treasured gift, that is all that matters. I want the best and fullest lives possible for my children and grandchildren," Schielke said, reading from the letter. "And I feel the world is getting crueler. Don't make it any rougher for yourself by living in the past. Look out the front window. Don't dwell on what's in the rearview mirror."Schielke said the family members "were struck by the poignancy of Karen's words" and that gave them closure.Lawyer Sarah Schielke addresses...
    RICHMOND — The 22-year-old stepson of District Attorney Diana Becton was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery, leading Becton to move to recuse her office from a charging decision. The arrest occurred a little before 1 a.m. Aug. 29, at a home on East Richmond Heights. A Contra Costa Sheriff’s spokesman said police were called to the residence “regarding a domestic disturbance involving two victims, an infant, and one suspect.” “Deputies conducted an investigation and later arrested 22-year-old Ahkai Bernstine for domestic battery,” sheriff spokesman Jimmy Lee said in an email. “Bernstine was agitated, yelling, and initially resisted arrest before a deputy was eventually able to handcuff him. During his detention, Bernstine informed the deputies his step-mother was the District Attorney.” Bernstine was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, but later posted $5,000 bail and was freed, authorities said. A Contra Costa Superior Court judge issued an emergency protective order against Bernstine, naming the alleged victims as protected parties, Lee said. Asked about the arrest, Contra Costa District Attorney’s office spokesman Scott Alonso said Becton has...
    Pro-Trump “Kraken” attorney Sidney Powell briefly fled from an interview when pressed to justify the “basic factual errors” behind her outlandish election fraud conspiracies, complaining that the questions were “wholly inappropriate” as she’s facing litigation over her baseless claims. In the final part of the Australian Broadcasting Company’s two-part series on Fox News’ role in propagating former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie,” correspondent Sarah Ferguson sat down with the Trump loyalist at her Texas home to grill her on the wild allegations that voting software companies Smartmatic and Dominion conspired with foreign governments to steal the 2020 election for Biden. Prior to her interview with Powell, Ferguson spoke with Smartmatic lawyer Erik Connolly about the $2.7 billion lawsuit the firm has filed against Powell, Fox News, several of its hosts, and former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. (Fox News has filed motions to dismiss the suits.) Connolly noted that despite Powell’s repeated claims that Smartmatic was involved in widespread vote-rigging in various states, the company only had a single American contract in the 2020 election to provide a new voting system...
    A Chicago judge reversed his decision that stripped an unvaccinated mother of her parental rights over her 11-year-old son.  "Judge Shapiro just issued an order vacating portions of his prior order of August 11th so Rebecca Firlit can see her son again," Rebecca Firlit’s attorney, Annette Fernholz, told FOX 32 Chicago Monday.  Firlit said she has not seen her son since Aug. 10, and that Cook County Judge James Shapiro initially revoked her parenting time with her son until she gets vaccinated. She previously recounted to the media that she has been divorced from her husband for several years, and said she doesn’t want to get the jab due to previous adverse reactions to vaccines.  ILLINOIS MOM SAYS JUDGE STRIPPED CUSTODY OF SON UNTIL SHE GETS COVID-19 VACCINE: REPORT Shapiro reversed his decision on Monday after the story gained traction in the media, which Fernholz credits with helping Firlit’s case.  "I think there’s been a lot of media outcry," Fernholz said. "The divorce bar here in Illinois has been responding when they saw it on the news." Rebecca...
    It's one of the most iconic paparazzi photos of all time: a jubilant Nicole Kidman throws her arms in the air outside her attorney's office in Los Angeles after finalising her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001. And Californian writer and producer Liz Maupin decided to recreate the famous image over the weekend as she celebrated her own divorce. Ms Maupin, 34, surprised 30 friends at her 'divorce party' by dressing in the same outfit the Aussie actress wore for her meeting with her lawyers 20 years ago. She had married comedian Danny Maupin in 2013, but said their relationship 'dissolved' causing them to separate in 2018.   Inspired: Californian writer Liz Maupin (left) recreated Nicole Kidman's iconic 'divorce photo' from 2001 (right) as she celebrated her own divorce with friends in LA over the weekend She had married comedian Danny Maupin in 2013, but said their relationship 'dissolved' causing them to separate in 2018  Ms Maupin told TMRW: 'I honestly think I only saw the photo for the first time a few years ago and I just loved it. You can feel...