When former fashion star and convicted rapist Anand Jon pleaded guilty last week to one count of sexual assault, at least one of his victims let out a sigh of relief. Tara Kipnees, a 28-year-old aspiring fiction writer who alleges she was raped by Mr. Jon, is glad that she doesn’t have to testify at Read More
Crime & Punishment
Normally, when you break into a home, you steal what’s inside. Taking a page from hedgehogs and jackrabbits, Shawn McAleese got dig and instead robbed the neighbors, hitting eight different businesses in the wee hours of the morning during a two-month spree this summer.
On August 27, in New York State Supreme Court, the defendant pled guilty to eight counts of burglary in the third degree. Today, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced his sentence: a 28 to 56 year stint in state prison. That is stiffer than some murders. Read More
Under penalty of this:
It’s not the $451 million settlement, we reckon, but the lawsuits that await.
Robert K. Futterman & Associates’ eponymously named founder Robert K. Futterman pled guilty Friday to a felony charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated and a misdemeanor charge for DWI, a spokesman for The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office confirmed to The Commercial Observer.
As part of his punishment, Mr. Futterman must complete 1000 hours Read More
Jonathan May-Bowles, the 26 year-old who hurled a pie plate of shaving cream in the face of Rupert Murdoch during parliamentary hearings on July 19 (and paid for it with a beating from Wendi Murdoch) has been charged with assault and causing harassment, according to the AP. He’ll be sentenced on August 2nd.
Ralph Esmerian, the former owner of the jewelry company Fred Leighton and one of the leading collectors of folk art, was sentenced Friday to six years in federal prison for fraud charges. Mr. Esmerian must also pay $20 million in fines.
Mr. Esmerian, a former board president of the American Folk Art Museum, used double-pledged Read More
New Yorker Thomas Doyle pleaded guilty on Monday to wire fraud in the $880,000 deal of a Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot painting, according to Courthouse News Service. Mr. Doyle inflated the price of the painting to an un-named victim, saying they could have it for $1.1 million. Mr. Doyle contributed $220,000 for a 20 percent share. He Read More
The owners of a Staten Island pizza parlor dropped some pretty stellar paranomasia on two would-be theives, the New York Post reports.
Court documents indicate that the following actually happened: Salvatore LaRosa and an accomplice spotted the men from Brothers Pizzeria walking out of their restaurant with a bag, followed them to their Read More
A 23-year-old man named Mitchell Frost owes Bill O’Reilly $40,000.
Frost was sentenced to 30 months in jail and ordered to pay $50,000 in total resitution by an Ohio court for hacking into web pages belonging to O’Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Rudy Giuliani.
Frost’s internet crimewave occurred between August 2006 and March 2007 Read More
Retired FDNY firefighter Robert Linhart, 59, was busted outside Madonna’s Upper West Side apartment yesterday, with several signs strapped to his truck reading, “Madonna, I need you;” “Tell me yes or no;” “If it’s yes, my dream will come true. If it’s no, I will go. XXX.”