Blog Posts in May, 2010

  • Former police cadet charged with stealing $225,000 from city

    || 31-May-2010

    23-year-old Kainat Syeda allegedly stole money from the city of Anaheim from January 2006 to April 2009, while working as a uniformed cadet in the front lobby traffic bureau window of the Anaheim Police Department. When people paid cash for the release of their impounded vehicles, Syeda would enter a "No Sale" in the cash register and take the payment instead. She is accused of committing the act ...
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  • Fed's Bust Child Pornography Web Ring

    || 28-May-2010

    Federal prosecutors announced that they had broken up a major online international child pornography ring that at its peak had more than 1,000 members trading millions of sexually explicit images. The investigation was kept secret for years in order to avoid tipping off suspects. Investigators were able to infiltrate the ring after taking over the online profile of a member who was arrested in ...
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  • Former Television Chef Charged with Attempted Murder

    || 24-May-2010

    Food Network's former Calorie Commando host, Juan-Carlos Cruz, was arrested last Thursday for hiring homeless men to murder his wife, attorney Jennifer Campbell. Cruz allegedly approached three homeless men in Santa Monica and offered them $1,000.00 to commit homicide for him. Cruz gave the men ten $100.00 bills that had been ripped in half, saying he'd give the other halves of the bills when the ...
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  • Obama Nominates Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court

    || 21-May-2010

    President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court last Monday to replace liberal retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. At 50, Kagan would be the court's youngest justice and give it three female members for the first time. If confirmed by the Senate, she would become only the fourth female justice in history. Kagan would be the first justice without judicial ...
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  • Actor Sean Penn Charged with Battery and Vandalism

    || 19-May-2010

    Last year on Oct. 12, Oscar-winning actor, Sean Penn, attacked a photographer on a residential street in Brentwood, California. The actor was caught on video, which showed him breaking the photographer's camera and kicking him in the legs. Initially, Penn was charged with battery and vandalism and was facing a maximum of 18 months behind bars if convicted. Penn's Los Angeles criminal defense ...
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