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Stars Face Reality

Cell for celebrities

Todd and Julie Chrisley have joined the roster of reality stars that have faced fraud-related legal troubles.  Following a November court date, the married couple was ordered to serve a combined sentence of almost 20 years in prison.  Their shared list of charges includes conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States.  While Julie will serve a seven-year sentence in Kentucky, Todd has been sentenced to twelve years in a Pensacola, FL facility.  In one of his recent podcasts, Todd admitted that their legal counsel has already filed the necessary paperwork to appeal the conviction.  Continue reading

Speeding Away from Liability

Leaving the scene

Following the shocking death of Nicki Minaj’s father, Robert Maraj, the man allegedly responsible for his demise has been charged and civilly sued for wrongful death. Although the famous singer has reportedly refrained from issuing a public statement in regards to the circumstances of her father’s death, Nicki Minaj’s mother, Carol Maraj, expresses relief in knowing that the man accused of killing her husband has been identified. On February 12 of this year, Robert Maraj was struck by a vehicle while walking in Mineola on Long Island and died in the hospital the following day. Continue reading

Lawsuits Claim Cover-Up at Private Youth Prison

Youth prison scandal

There is a growing nationwide trend of prisoners being placed in facilities run by for-profit companies, such as Youth Services International. Florida is at the forefront of this trend, and has elected to privatize all of its youth prisons across the state. “A pair of recent lawsuits against a private youth prison operator in Florida amplify claims that the company, Youth Services International, has frequently covered up reports that staff sexually abused young people held inside its facilities”. In one instance, an administrator at one YSI facility, repeatedly made advances toward adolescent males, and supposedly brought inmates home with him to his personal residence. A second allegation states that a guard at a separate YSI facility began an intimate relationship with a 14-year old prisoner. Read More

Misty VanHorn Arrested For Selling Her Children on Facebook

Money in exchange for babies

An Oklahoma woman, Misty VanHorn, wound up in Sequoyah County Jail for trying to sell her two children on Facebook.

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Utah Highway Patrol Fired Over False DUI Arrests

False arrests

Trooper of the year in Salt Lake City, Utah is now up against a lawsuit for false DUI charges for over 1500 people.  Lisa Steed had made over 400 arrests in 2009 beating out most of the state of Utah and receiving recognition from the state, but I guess she pulled a fast one over everyone’s heads.  Now, many who were arrested by the hands of Steed are coming forward to complain of the charges that were raised against them.

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