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Attorney loses bid to keep gold coins

St. Louis attorney Eric Tolen is back in court again, but the case does not involve criminal allegations against him. Tolen lost his appeal concerning whether he was the rightful owner of 100 gold coins. The coins were seized from ...

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Insider nominated as U.S. attorney in Kansas City

Federal prosecutors in Kansas City for the first time in their office's recent turbulent history could see one of their own at the helm. President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced his nomination of Beth Phillips, an assistant U.S. attorney in Kansas City, to serve as the permanent U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Phillips has spent a total of roughly five years as a prosecutor in Kansas City and worked in private civil practice for seven years.

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Hanaway confirms exit to Ashcroft law firm

Eastern District U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway confirmed Friday that she is joining a firm headed by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. Hanaway is slated to leave the U.S. Attorney position Monday for a law firm to be known here as Ashcroft Hanaway. Missouri Lawyers Weekly reported in February that Hanaway planned to work with Ashcroft when she left office, but Hanaway declined to comment at that time, saying she first had to formally give her resignation to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Wood resigns as U.S. attorney in Kansas City

John Wood, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced his resignation Wednesday afternoon. Wood, who has been at the post less than two years, has accepted a position as a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of ...

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