All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘criminal’

OJ Simpson Files Appeal For His Jail Release With Nevada Supreme Court

The fate of OJ Simpson now lies with the Nevada Supreme Court after the football star’s lawyers filed an appeal to get him released from jail. Simpson’s lawyers are contesting that a judge had been wrong to deny him a new trial for his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction in light of information that hadn’t surfaced before. Patricia Palm, …

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Oregon Prison: Second Inmate Escape In A Week

The Oregon State Police have been searching for an escaped inmate since Monday. Clinton Swearingen II escaped the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution on Sunday night. This is the second inmate who has escaped from an Oregon detention center in just a week. Swearingen was serving prison time for burglary and theft. Authorities found out that he was missing from the …

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Du Pont Heir Robert Richards IV Rapes His 3-Year-Old Daughter And Gets Away With It

Robert Richards IV, a 47-year-old man who stands to inherit the DuPont family fortune, managed to avoid spending time behind bars even after he was convicted of rape in 2008. A February 2009 sentencing order in Richards’ criminal rape case shows that Judge Jan Jurden of the Delaware Superior Court concluded that Richards “will not fare well in Level 5 …

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Barkhad Abdi: ‘Captain Phillips’ Star Stopped From Re-Entering US Over Criminal History

Actor Barkhad Abdi is set to meet with the United States customs officials for a hearing after he was detained at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on February 17. The actor had just come back from London where he received a Best Actor in a Supporting Role award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for his …

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Phaedra Parks’ Husband Charged in Fraudulent Schemes

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, Phaedra Parks, may literally be married to a partner-in-crime. Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida, was charged with bank fraud and identity theft on Thursday Jan. 23. He was questioned by U.S. Marshalls the same day and was summoned to appear before U.S. District Court. According to Access Atlanta, U.S. Secret Service agent Alexandre Herrera of …

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Ronnie Biggs, British Train Robber, Dead At 84

One of Britain’s most notorious criminals Ronnie Biggs– infamous for the 1963 Great Train Robbery–has died at the age of 84. His publisher, Cliff Moulder told CNN that friends and family informed him that Biggs died Wednesday morning. Biggs made headlines when he took part in The Great Train Robbery and escaped with £2.6m from a Glasgow train on Aug 8, 1963. …

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Suge Knight In Armed Standoff With LAPD

Former rap mogul, Marion ‘Suge’ Knight,  was pulled over by police with guns drawn on Friday afternoon. Apparently, the LAPD thought he was an assault suspect, but it later emerged that he was wrongfully mistaken. The former boss and friend to rapper, Tupac Shakur, was in the middle of an armed standoff with law enforcement agents in Los Angeles following …

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Cucumber Causes Criminal Conviction

So you just burglarized a home, and you’re a little winded because the sack you’ve stuffed with stolen goods is a little heavy from all that precious loot you’ve been carrying around. You’ve done your daily deed of contributing to society and making the world a better place so what better way to reward yourself with a bite to eat? …

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Fiona Apple Heckled By Fans in Portland

Musician, Fiona Apple hasn’t had the easiest of tours so far (and her tour only started two days ago on Thursday, Oct. 3.) The 36-year-old singer/songwriter couldn’t simply perform for her Portland audience without them shouting hateful comments, constantly interrupting her set. According to the Oregonian, the star was visibly frustrated and bothered by the rude audience she was playing …

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SOD: Secret DEA Unit Conceals Criminal Case Evidence

A Reuters exclusive published this morning details a startling discovery about the criminal case procedures of the Drug Enforcement Administration: documents obtained by the news organization reveal that agents of the DEA have been trained to “recreate” the trail of evidence for the purpose of concealing the original source of information. Some experts, like Nancy Gertner of the Harvard Law …

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New Zealand Sees Dollar Signs Not Illegal Downloads With Kim Dotcom

In 2010, New Zealand immigration officials decided the potential money mattered more than the negative press from allowing Kim Dotcom to move to and reside in their country. When Billionaire, Dotcom filed for residency and his application was in consideration by New Zealand officials, the founder of MegaUpload had promised to sponsor a huge fireworks show in the country for …

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Facebook Used to Arrest Vandals

Bryan College-Station couple Gina Noel Wilfong, 21, and Joseph Woods Smith, 20, were arrested on Valentine’s Day after boasting about vandalizing the Jeep Wrangler of the lady’s ex-boyfriend, according to local publication The Eagle. The couple was charged with criminal mischief involving over $1,500 in damages, a felony in Texas. The initial vandalism occurred at roughly 11:30 p.m. on Jan. …

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