SC's Harrell used wrong funds to pay lawyers

...Speaker Bobby Harrell improperly paid his attorneys last year with campaign money and therefore...Chairman Kenny Bingham says the payments to attorneys last April and July would have been permissible...clear campaign cash cannot be used for attorneys in cases of misconduct. Harrell resigned...

Augusta man found incompetent to stand trial

...David Roper signed an order committing Thomas after his defense attorney and the prosecutor agreed he is mentally incompetent to stand...of driving toward a crowd of people at high speed.Defense attorney Clayton Jolly said Tuesday that Thomas is still experiencing...

A second video has emerged in deadly shooting by Texas deputies of man

...killed, a prosecutor said Tuesday.Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood described the new video and one broadcast earlier...Tuesday. They have previously referred questions to San Antonio attorney Thomas J. Henry, who has not returned messages seeking comment...

Homicide suspect's bond revoked

...vehicle over in the same neighborhood, Assistant District Attorney Garon Muller said Wednesday.The officer reported seeing Williams...passenger seat and a handgun underneath it, Muller said.Defense attorney Hugh Hadden said Wednesday that the weapon was in a vehicle...

Savannah River Site contractor agrees to federal settlement

...must do so fairly and honestly," Prin cipal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ben jamin C. Mizer, the head of the Justice De part...taxpayers by recovering funds for the government," U.S. Attorney William N. Nettles said.

White ex-South Carolina police chief sentenced to home detention in killing of unarmed black man

...and five years of probation.Combs stood trial twice on the murder charge, but both cases ended with hung juries. Defense attorney Wally Fayssoux said Combs was ready to end a four-year ordeal."My client is financially and emotionally exhausted...

Biden testing political waters in Florida

...family mourn the death of Beau Biden, the former Delaware attorney general."I know he's still going through a lot of pain...committed to her for so long," said John Morgan, a Florida attorney who is raising money for Clinton. "We've already had fundraisers...

Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri

...opinion about marijuana, and it's just one of many ways in which that has been reflected in recent years," said Mizankey's attorney, Dan Viets.Just last year, the heavily Republican Missouri Legislature passed a law to allow certain people with epilepsy...

Kentucky clerk to face judge after defying courts on gay marriage

...state charge of official misconduct, a misdemeanor meant for public servants who refuse to perform their duties. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, now running as the Democratic nominee for governor, is studying a complaint filed by a couple she turned...

Reinaldo Rivera | The Augusta Chronicle

...led sheriff?s investigators to the remains of Dingess in Aiken County and Bosdell in Columbia County. Attorneys from the Georgia attorney general's office filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss Reinaldo Rivera's petition for a writ...