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Manager Can't Take On Role Of Liaison Between Board And Attorney

In Bell trial, Angela Spaccia's attorney wraps up by blaming others

The party's central committee has scheduled a Dec. 14 meeting to make the choice. Within a week after Swallow took the oath of office in January, he was accused of engaging in questionable financial dealings with a businessman facing federal fraud charges. The allegations triggered a series of investigations and calls for his resignation Swallow's resignation is the first time a Utah attorney general has stepped down midterm, said Tim Chambless of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics. The state has seen two governors resign, but both left for other political posts and not in scandal, he said. "Under these circumstances, this is unprecedented in Utah political history," Chambless said. Swallow has been accused of arranging a bribery plot and trading offers of protection in return for favors from several businessmen. He is also accused of failing to disclose business interests on campaign forms and violating attorney-client privilege while serving in the attorney general's office. He has been or is currently being investigated by the state elections office, two county attorneys, the Utah House, the FBI, the Department of Justice and the Utah State Bar. Swallow has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. At his nearly half-hour news conference Thursday, Swallow repeatedly accused the Utah House of launching a politically driven investigation and cited his concerns about the amount of public money they were spending. "I believe the investigation was calculated to make it very difficult for me to stay in office," he said.
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VIDEO: Young Fan Challenges NBA Usher to Dance-Off Also Can condo owner insist on having an electric vehicle charging station? Answer: The quick answer is yes, but not exactly. The basic rule is that when an attorney represents the board, the fiduciary duty is owed toward every board director, and the board as a whole has the ultimate say on all issues. But the board is a group, and whenever a lawyer represents a group of people any group (the board being just one example) the attorney has the right to ask that all communications go through designated directors. Otherwise, the lawyer could be receiving continual and conflicting communications. Boards should be mindful of the possibility of manager interference with board duties.
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Jameis Winston case: State attorney in contact with alleged victim

Jameis Winston is not expected to speak with the state attorney. (USATSI) 2 at Doak Campbell Stadium. Eleven days later, an investigation into an alleged Dec. 7, 2012 sexual battery incident was launched. (Photo: Melina Vastola, USA TODAY Sports) SHARE 380 CONNECT 30 TWEET 98 COMMENTEMAILMORE The family of the alleged victim in the Jameis Winston sexual battery investigation released a statement Friday night through their attorney questioning the timing and rationale behind comments by Winston's attorney and emphasizing that the alleged incident was not consensual. "To be clear, the victim did not consent," attorney Patricia Carroll wrote in the statement, issued to USA TODAY Sports and other media outlets. "This was a rape." READ: New statement from victim's attorney Carroll went on to raise a series of criticisms and questions in the statement, one of which was aimed at Winston attorney Tim Jansen's declaration Thursday that the interaction between Winston and her client was "consensual". "The 'consent defense' is too little too late and clearly reactive damage control by Jansen after learning the DNA matched his client," Carroll wrote. Jansen did not immediately respond to a voicemail seeking comment. REVIEW: Scrutiny of Jameis Winston grows Carroll questioned why the Tallahassee http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Govt-appoints-Shai-Nitzan-as-new-state-attorney-332825 Police Department did not inform her or her client when Winston was identified as a suspect.
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Kellner Attorney Calls Forward Journalist "Lazy, Shoddy, Dishonest" ? And Proves It

Lipa_sidebar This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (2/2) FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, State Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, Republican candidate for Attorney General, gestures during a new conference at the Capitol Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Richmond, Va. The (Photo courtesy: The Associated Press) Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Previous Next RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The closest statewide race in modern Virginia political history is unlikely to end Monday when the State Board of Elections certifies the votes for attorney general and other contests in the Nov.
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Alleged victim's attorney makes new statement on Jameis Winston

Winston airs it out during the Seminoles (USATSI) The State Attorney's Office investigating the Jameis Winston case has been in contact with the alleged rape victim and plans to interview her soon. Assistant state attorney Georgia Cappleman said her 2nd Judicial Circuit office received a copy of the statement from the victim's family alleging Tallahassee Police dissuaded the victim's attorney from pursuing the case . The family's attorney notified the State Attorney of the family's plans to release the anonymous statement, which was first reported by the Tampa Bay Times. More Winston Coverage PDF: Family statement We do plan to talk to her before we make a decision, said Cappleman, whose office expects to reach a conclusion on the case in the next week or two. The statement alleges Detective Scott Angulo told the victim's attorney to think long and hard about the case because Tallahassee was a big football town. The statement also alleges the family had difficulty obtaining DNA and blood samples from the incident, which reportedly occurred Dec.
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Gov't appoints Shai Nitzan as new state attorney

Part of this response has been my support for the state setting the standards that would allow migrants to not only come to Australia, but to become part of this place and to flourish here as in so many migrant success stories. This is what the vilification provisions of the Race Discrimination Act are about - making a statement on the behaviour we expect of all citizens and making sure that visible minorities can defend themselves, not with fists but with the law. I have made standing up for people a key part of my life and I must admit that I have been critical of racial vilification provisions of the act (18C), not because they limited freedom of speech, but because the exemptions contained in the same part of the act (18D) are so broad that you could drive the proverbial truck through them. These exemptions cover artistic, academic and scientific work and public interest publications which are all allowable if they are done in ''good faith''. So why are so many people not aware of the exemptions? Why has the bulk of the debate been framed around one person, Andrew Bolt, to the point that the provisions are erroneously referred to as the ''Bolt laws''? We need to understand both the protections and exemptions relevant to this part of the act. It is only in having the full picture that we understand the ramifications of any watering down of the vilification provisions? I could be cynical and suggest that the reason is that the exemptions side of the argument has not suited our governments over the past 20 years. By not communicating the exemptions in section 18D we now have responses to 18C (the vilification provisions) which are based on ignorance and literally only half the story. I am also worried that any change will come at a time when the incidence of racist behaviour is increasing.
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Attorney-General George Brandis' review of racial vilification laws a blow for protection

"I've said what terrible things he did to the city, but even evil people can produce good things. You've all heard of Adolf Hitler and Volkswagen," he said, referring to the car developed by Nazi Germany. Braun said that after Rizzo remarried in early 2007, "all of a sudden he wanted more and more immediate money, and my client gets the benefit of his greed." Braun told jurors that then-Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley charged Spaccia and seven other Bell officials because he was running for attorney general, a race he lost. Spaccia's lawyer mentioned that the Bell defendants were arrested and their photos shown at a news conference with Cooley, where Cooley characterized what happened in the city as "corruption on steroids." "It should not be part of a publicity stunt," Braun said, "and that's really the genesis of this case." Five former Bell council members were found guilty of corruption earlier this year. One of them, Teresa Jacobo, testified for Spaccia. Braun spent several minutes defending Jacobo, who had been called a "convicted felon" during the prosecutor's closing argument. "She was there 10 years," Braun said. "She didn't see anything criminal going on. She was a victim." As he has throughout the trial, Braun said the real conspiracy was between Rizzo and Lourdes Garcia, who had been Bell's director of administrative services and who testified under a grant of immunity. He called Garcia "a perjurer" and said that when Rizzo needed someone to falsify a document, he went to Garcia, not Spaccia.
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Can management firm store association files off-site? Livni blasted Bennett, saying he was using procedural excuses to cover-up that he was opposing Nitzan on partisan grounds. She added that those on the Right did not want a process with more candidates, but a candidate who would turn a blind eye to illegal actions from their end of the spectrum. Traditionally the five-member appointments committee interviews multiple candidates (which it did for this position), and the justice minister does not do a further round of interviews. Livni added that Nitzan would make decisions without taking orders from politicians. She also said the new state attorney would defend the rule of law and also [the states] security as was proven in past cases when he needed to defend security-related decisions. All three Bayit Yehudi ministers: Bennett, Uri Ariel and Uri Urbach, voted against Nitzan, as did Uzi Landau of Likud Beytenu. Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman recused himself from voting since Nitzan could potentially be involved in decisions regarding whether to appeal his acquittal in the Belarusian Ambassador Affair.
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Cliffhanger Va. attorney general race may drag on

Run honors Kendra Atherton One wonders at Mr. Bergers callous lack of interest in M.T.s plight, except when one remembers on whose behalf he wrote his article. With regard to Y.R., Mr. Bergers lack of interest is, if anything, even more shameful, considering that, in October 2011, he reported interviewing Y.R., and being told about a tape recording of a conversation arranged by the police with Lebovits, which, Mr. Berger reported, contained the following exchange: I told him, What should I do because the NYPD are questioning me about whats happened, Y.R. said. He [Lebovits] answered me, Just tell them leykenen shteyn un beyn or deny completely. According to the same report, a lawyer for Lebovits said he had never heard of such a recording.
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