Sunday September 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Man wanted for urinating on flags at veterans cemetery

Massachusetts cops are hunting for a man they say urinated on several American flags at a veterans cemetery — after an “outraged” witness posted pictures of the vile act. George Gatteny, of Somerville, said he spotted the suspect among a group of people Sunday at a World War II memorial in the Somerville Veterans Cemetery.  More…

MGM offers deal to Vegas mass shooting victims it’s suing

MGM Resorts International drew criticism Tuesday for saying hundreds of survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting, who are being sued by the casino operator, could opt to have the money that will be used to serve them a lawsuit instead donated to a charity.  More…

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper to be freed, Smart calls decision ‘incomprehensible’

One of Elizabeth Smart’s abductors is getting out of prison next week — a decision that the kidnapping victim says is “incomprehensible.” Wanda Barzee, now 72, admitted to aiding her self-proclaimed-prophet husband Brian David Mitchell kidnap a then-14-year-old Smart at knifepoint from her bedroom in Salt Lake City in 2002.  More…

Homeless vet sues couple who raised $400K for him on GoFundMe

The homeless veteran who helped a stranded motorist has filed a lawsuit against the woman and her boyfriend to stop them from spending what remains from a $400,000 GoFundMe campaign they created for him, according to a report.  More…

Thief electrocuted by subway rail while running from cops

A would-be Park Slope purse-snatcher accidentally gave himself the death penalty Saturday night, when he ran onto subway tracks to escape cops — and was electrocuted by the third rail.  More…

Penn lawyer who defended immigrants could face her own deportation

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015, Esperanza Franco headed south to the border, where she worked defending immigrants who faced deportation. Now she’s the one who might get kicked out of the country.  More…

Chilling final picture posted by murdered mom Shanann Watts shows doll wrapped in funeral shroud

This is the chilling final photo posted by a woman whose husband is accused of brutally murdering her and their two young daughters. Shanann Watts, 34, posted the photo of the shrouded doll on August 9, days before police say she and her daughters Celeste, three, and Bella, four, were killed in their Frederick, Colorado home.  More…

Doctor who raped heavily sedated patient gets no prison time

A former Houston doctor convicted of sexually assaulting a patient while she was tethered to machines and receiving treatment for asthma won’t serve any prison time and will instead serve 10 years’ probation.  More…

Asia Argento denies sexual assault tale, says payoff was Anthony Bourdain’s idea

Asia Argento said Tuesday that she never had “any sexual relationship” with a man who accused her of molesting him when he was a minor, and that her former boyfriend, the late Anthony Bourdain, urged her to agree to a financial settlement to end the accuser’s “long-standing persecution” of her.  More…

Asia Argento accused of paying hush money to silence sexual assault allegations

Actress and director Asia Argento, a leading voice in the #MeToo movement, quietly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to her own sex assault accuser — a former child actor who once played Argento’s son.  More…

‘Mystery high school pooper’ to receive more than $100K from district

The “Pooperintendent of Schools” accused of repeatedly defecating on school property will receive more than $100,000 from his district in New Jersey until he resigns.  More…

Catholic Church helped priest get Disney World gig despite sexual abuse

A Pennsylvania priest tortured an altar boy for over a year, sexually abusing him and beating him with a metal cross, then left the church for a gig at Walt Disney World — with a reference from the Diocese, a grand jury report found.  More…

Todd Bridges accused of threatening ex with crossbow, taser

An ex-girlfriend of a “Diff’rent Strokes” star Todd Bridges claimed he threatened her with various weapons, including a crossbow and taser, and she was so shaken she went to court for protection.  More…

Prosecutors consider charges for teen who pushed friend off bridge in Washington

Police say they’ve finished an investigation into an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was hurt when she was pushed off a bridge and fell 60 feet into water in Washington state. The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as 18-year-old Taylor Smith and said she’s cooperating with investigators.  More…

Inside the bitter divorce war between billionaire exes

In one corner of the battle is financial titan Bill Gross, who founded PIMCO — the Pacific Investment Management Co. — and built a fortune valued this week by Forbes at $1.5 billion.  More…