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Michael van der Veen, a Philadelphia lawyer, to defend the Trump Organization in Manhattan criminal case

A Philadelphia-based attorney known for representing former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial has joined the defense team in a criminal case against the Trump Organization headed up by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Michael van der Veen will defend the organization in the case. The firm announced van der Veen’s participation in a post to its website over the weekend, saying that the Trump Organization has filed an entry of his appearance in the case. Van der Veen did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Prosecutors allege the company participated in a 15-year tax fraud scheme. The scheme allowed the organization’s executives to avoid paying federal, state, and city taxes on unreported income, the Manhattan DA’s Office said in an August news release.

The case is expected to go to trial next month. Here is what you need to know:

Van der Veen is

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‘They were preyed upon’: immigration lawyers denounce transport of migrants | US news

In the wake of the transport of nearly 50 Venezuelan asylum seekers and migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida’s rightwing Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, immigration lawyers representing the group have labeled the move as an “appalling” political stunt that should never be allowed to happen again.

DeSantis – who is both an ally and a rival to Donald Trump – has claimed responsibility for the flight as an attempt to protest against Joe Biden’s immigration policy. But the move had been widely condemned as racist and abusive towards those dumped on the upmarket resort island in Massachusetts.

Mirian Albert, a lawyer for the group Lawyers for Civil rights, said: “Lawyers for Civil Rights was not looking for this fight. Neither were our clients. But we’re more than ready to take this on. And we’re not gonna let this happen again – not on our watch.”

The result of

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Oath Keepers lawyer texted White House aide about 2020 election: report

An attorney for the far-right Oath Keepers militia charged for her role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol texted former Trump aide Andrew Giuliani in November 2020 about the presidential election, according to former Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Va.).

Kellye SoRelle, the attorney, also attempted to message a White House number in December of that year, NBC News reported. The report was based on Riggleman’s soon-to-be released book, “The Breach.”

The text was not delivered but instead went to a White House switchboard line.

SoRelle, who was charged earlier this month with two counts of obstructing an official proceeding and a third count of obstructing the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack, confirmed both incidents to NBC.

Riggleman in late 2021 and early 2022 was an adviser to the House select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, where he led a digital investigation.

The former congressman

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Milwaukee lawyer held in contempt by judge who insulted him

The exterior of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

Some insults sting for a long time, especially if you’re a lawyer and the slight comes from a judge.

A Milwaukee public defender says he was insulted in court by Jeffrey Conen, a retired jurist who was back on the bench as a reserve judge earlier this month. Conen found him in contempt of court for making the allegation.

The incident, now under review by court officials, has many in the public defender’s office calling for Conen’s removal from the reserve court.

Judge Jeffrey Conen in a 2018 photo.

Conen is one of four reserve judges helping staff an extra branch of the Milwaukee Circuit Court to try to chip away at a massive backlog of cases resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The others are Thomas Wolfgram, Jeffrey Kremers and Daniel Konkol. The judges have been taking the bench a week at a time.

Reserve Judge John Franke has dedicated six months full-time to a second branch

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Kenyan lawyer with bribery case at ICC found dead at home -media

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A Kenyan lawyer charged at the International Criminal Court with bribing witnesses in the collapsed trial of President William Ruto six years ago has died, Kenyan media reported on Tuesday.

Citizen Television and Standard Newspapers reported that Paul Gicheru had been found dead at his home in Nairobi’s Karen area, citing information from police.

The cause of his death was not immediately known. Police spokesperson Bruno Shioso did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In February, Gicheru denied bribing prosecution witnesses in the case against Ruto and his co-accused, broadcaster Joshua Sang, who were both charged with fomenting ethnic violence after a disputed 2007 election in which 1,200 people died.

Sang and Ruto – who was sworn in as president earlier this month – denied the charges.

ICC judges ruled in 2016 that the two had no case to answer, but left the door open

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An Oregon rape victim was jailed until she tested against her rapist, lawyer says

An Oregon woman whose rapist was convicted last week was jailed until she tested against him in a rare case of prosecutors compelling a victim to appear in court, her lawyer said Friday.

Her lawyer, Donald Scales, acknowledged there were “legitimate concerns” about whether his client would show up to testify.

The 20-year-old woman was held for nine days beginning Sept. 6 with a bail set at $500,000 — an amount Scales described as “unattainable.”

A jury convicted the assailant, Christian Sanchez, 30, of multiple crimes on Sept. 16, one day after the woman provided testimony in a Jackson County court, Scales said.

Sanchez was found guilty of rape, sodomy, kidnapping, assault, coercion, unlawful use of a weapon and other crimes that occurred over a 7-month period in 2020, when the woman was 18, the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement .

Sanchez will be sentenced Oct.

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I Quit a High-Paying Lawyer Job Even Though Quitting Scared Me

  • Henna Choi, 28, left a high-paying job as a lawyer to pursue making TikTok videos.
  • She shares videos about her everyday life on TikTok. Her account has more than 470,000 followers.
  • Choi said her family’s support has allowed her to nurture her creativity and follow her passions.

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Henna Choi, a 28-year-old lawyer who is on leave from her job. It has been edited for length and clarity.

As the firstborn daughter of an immigrant family who comes from a culture where education is the most revered thing, I always knew I was going to have a big job. What I didn’t know was that I would leave that job after just two years.

I always felt the internal pressure that so many children of immigrants feel. I had to succeed, and I had to succeed in the

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Paul Pogba’s brother detained over alleged extortion, says lawyer

According to Mathias’ lawyer Yassine Bouzrou, Mathias Pogba, 32, has been in prison since Saturday night.

“We will challenge this decision and ask for him to be released,” Bouzrou told CNN on Sunday.

The Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office also confirmed to CNN on Sunday that Mathias Pogba has been placed in temporary detention.

Paul Pogba, who plays for Italy’s Serie A side Juventus, made a claim of extortion against his brother last month, in a statement obtained by CNN via his legal team.

Paul Pogba’s statement came after his brother had released a series of videos on Instagram in English, French, Spanish and Italian in which he claimed that he would make “great revelations” about the conduct of his brother and Rafaela Pimenta, his agent.

Paul Pogba’s statement, which was signed by his lawyers, his mother Yeo Moriba and Pimenta, read: “Unfortunately, Mathias Pogba’s recent social media posts are not

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Hae Min Lee’s family feels ‘blindsided’ by Adnan Syed’s release: lawyer

The family of the woman whom freed prisoner Adnan Syed was convicted of killing is furious about the way his recent release was handled — and claim they were left completely out of the process, their attorney said Tuesday.

Attorney Steve Kelly says the family of murder victim Hae Min Lee felt betrayed by the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office’s decision to spring Syed — who spent some two decades in prison for allegedly strangling the teen before a podcast highlighted problems with his case.

“Whether or not Adnan is guilty is beside the point,” Kelly said in an interview on CNN.

“This is what they have been told for decades upon decades. And the issue is nobody wants to find out who killed Hae more than her brother and her mom. What happened yesterday … they were completely excluded from the process. This is a preordained agreement between the state’s

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Judge denies last-minute request for new lawyer in Doug Jensen’s case, jury selection continues

The Des Moines man seen at the front of a group of rioters inside the United States Capitol asked a federal judge for a new defense team. The request came from Jensen before jury selection started Monday morning, stating he and his lawyer disagreed on certain things over time. Jensen also said that he had only seen three videos in his discovery for the case: his interview with the FBI and two videos of him inside. He told Judge Timothy Kelly he had another defense attorney that was willing to take the case. Kelly sealed the court and spoke to Jensen and his current counsel in private. He then denied the request, saying it would have delayed the trial due to a new potential counsel not reviewing the entire case for a long period of time. He also said the case trial date had been set since February, and there …

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