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
Crime & Punishment
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.”
A nifty New York Times story today highlights an art theft ring (or two) that’s seizing masterpiece paintings by Picasso and Modigliani right and left. Proving that everything has a silver lining, however, all the targets so far are French.
“Well, the Fourth of July is over!
The people are all gone
and I am tired out.”
-Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
“The Yellow Wallpaper”
The manager of the meat section at D’Agostino market on Greenwich Street in the West Village suffered Read More
When Caroline Giuliani was stopped by a security guard and a sales clerk at Sephora on the Upper East Side yesterday afternoon for stealing make-up, she took out her ID card and said, “I’m an actress.”