News that Fits

The Washington Post: Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford, chairman of the troubled Stanford Financial Group, is set to appear in federal court Friday on fraud charges after surrendering to FBI agents in Virginia on Thursday.

The Washington Post: A woman previously charged with killing two of her adopted daughters in Montgomery County and storing their bodies in a freezer for more than a year was indicted in the slayings yesterday and also on charges of stealing from the District by collecting adoption remittances after their deaths.

The Blog of the Legal Times: U.S. Attorney nominees from key states go first.

The New York Times: HealthSouth’s ex-chief ordered to pay $2.8 billion.

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog: A couple of unordinary things have transpired this week at the trial of Joseph Collins, the Mayer Brown partner who was accused of having prior knowledge of a Refco scam that cost investors $2.4 billion.

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog: Did Detroit fudge the numbers to avoid the murder capital tag? Fumo, former Pennsylvania State Senator convicted of fraud, conspiracy, tax evasion and obstruction of justice, loses bids for a new trial. Brocade’s closely watched backdating lawsuit ends in the red.

The Daily Record: Michael U. Gisriel, a longtime real estate lawyer and former member of the House of Delegates, has been disbarred for cashing a $1,000 check made out to his former clients in 2004.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Southwest Virginia woman faces three-plus years for bank embezzlement.

WBAL: Maryland’s state prosecutor says the former city administrator of Seat Pleasant has pleaded guilty to counterfeiting/forgery and misconduct in office.

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