Movies about transgendered Latinos are not exactly on the menu every week, so the attention paid to Gun Hill Road is understandable. It’s a flawed but interesting debut by writer-director Rashaad Ernesto Green, who says he based it on his own family, without further explanation. I shudder to think.
After three years in prison for Read More
Last Thursday morning, Bernard Kerik’s lawyer, Andrew Schapiro, called Kerik’s wife, Hala, to give her the bad news before it became public. Kerik’s federal appeal of the four-year sentence he was given last February, for tax fraud and lying to the White House, had been denied.
The decision came swiftly and took Kerik, his Read More
Smartphones are getting inside prisons, and the things prisoners are using them for are a lot worse than Facebook and FarmVille.
Prisoners are going on Facebook, playing FarmVille and tweeting using pseudonyms. The gangleader of the New York Bloods just got thrown into solitary confinement for self-promoting on YouTube, MySpace and Twitter.
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Daniel Laikin, the former chief executive of comedy movie maker and ugly website proprietor National Lampoon, has been sentenced to just under four years in prison for conspiring to pump up his company’s stock price, Bloomberg reports.
Despite his upcoming trip to the clink, Bloomberg says the 48-year-old Laikin is still Read More
Today the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of limiting the use of “honest services” law in the prosecution of Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling. The ruling could affect Conrad Black, who is currently serving time for honest services fraud.
Lord Black was sentenced to 78 months in December 2007 after stealing Read More