Blog Posts in 2013

  • Pasadena Yoga Studio Owner Convicted Of Sexual Battery

    || 26-Nov-2013

    Naader Shagagi, 56, the owner of Yoga Kingdom Sanctuary, has been convicted of four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery by fraudulent representation. Shagagi told female students that his intimate touch would "heal" them. City officials state that the case is based on complaints from three young female students who state they were assaulted during private "healing" sessions. ...
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  • Man Who Kills a Woman And Stabs His Lawyer In The Face Gets 50 Years To Life

    || 25-Nov-2013

    Rafael Mendoza, 30, was convicted of murdering the mother of his children and stabbing his attorney in the face in open court was sentenced to 50 years to life. Mendoza was already on parole for a domestic violence charge involving Juliana Bravo, 24, when he stabbed her in the eye and repeatedly slashed her throat with a butcher's knife in Tulare, California. On the last day of his murder ...
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  • Couple Arrested For Hiring Man To Kill Mother

    || 22-Nov-2013

    Holly Ramos, 40, and her husband, Frank Haverly, 40, hired Keith Phillips to kill Ramos's mother to possibly prevent her from becoming a foster parent to their young children. Phillips posed as a Department of Children and Family Services employee to convince the victim to let him into her home. Phillips began to attack the victim with a blunt metal object and attempted to suffocate her. ...
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  • Chris Brown Ordered To Rehab In Probation Violation Hearing

    || 21-Nov-2013

    Chris Brown, 24, was ordered by a judge to rehab for 90 days, complete 24 hours a week of community labor and undergo periodic drug tests after getting kicked out of anger-management rehab after he threw a rock through his mom's car window. Brown lost his temper during a family therapy session in which his mother disagreed with his plans to shorten his stay due to limited phone access. The ...
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  • Dog Walker Charged With Child Endangerment After 4-Year-Old Is Injured In Pit Bull Attack

    || 18-Nov-2013

    Rebecca McGroerty, 26, a professional dog walker in Santa Monica, was charged with child endangerment after a 4-year-old girl was bitten on the leg by a Staffordshire terrier. McGroerty was inside the home with the dog when the girl was attacked. Medical personal stitched the girl's leg and released her to her parents. The dog's owner had given McGroerty instructions to always have the ...
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  • 19-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To 'Sextortion' Case Involving Miss Teen USA

    || 15-Nov-2013

    Jared James Abrahams, 19, plead guilty to "sextortion" case involving Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, 18, and at least seven other women. Abrahams was accused of extortion for allegedly using software known as malware to control computer webcams of victims and take nude photographs or videos of them. Abrahams threaten to post the illegally obtained photos if his targets did not send him ...
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  • Co-Founder Of Pinkberry Beats A Homeless Man With A Tire Iron

    || 14-Nov-2013

    Young Lee, 47, one of the founders of Pinkberry yogurt chain, was found guilty after assaulting a homeless man with a deadly weapon. Lee confronted Daniel Bolding, the homeless man, after Bolding flashed a sexually explicit tattoo to people in Lee's car. Lee drove away, and came back with another man to attack Bolding. Bolding was struck twice in the head and suffered a broken arm before ...
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  • Former 49er's Lineman Kwame Harris Guilty Of Domestic Violence

    || 11-Nov-2013

    Kwame Harris, 31, former 49ers and Raiders lineman, has been convicted of several misdemeanors stemming from a dispute with his boyfriend, Dimitri Geier, which escalated into an assault at a Chinese restaurant. The assault stemmed from Harris being angry that Geier put soy sauce on his rice at Suh Hong restaurant. Harris then accused Geier of stealing his underwear and tried to pull down ...
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  • Ex-Councilman Charged With Accepting A $2.36 Million Bribe

    || 8-Nov-2013

    Marcelo Co, 64, a former Moreno Valley Councilman, was charged with bribery and submitting a false corporate tax return. Co plans to plead guilty to accepting a $2.36 million bribe from an undercover agent. Co allegedly accepted bribes in exchange for voting in favor of land-use decisions that would benefit a businessman and an undercover FBI agent posing as a real estate broker. According to the ...
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  • Lights Over Paris Front Man Sentenced To 7 Years For Fraud

    || 25-Oct-2013

    Lights Over Paris singer known as Robb "TaLLLLL" University, whose real name is Robert Mawhinney, 30, is charged with making false statements to obtain millions in loans in order to fund his musical career. Mawhinney's band appeared on the Billboard Heatseeker Albums Chart with their hit "Turn Off The Lights." Mawhinney applied for more than $11 million in loans by ...
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  • Cee Lo Green Pleads Not Guilty To Drugging A Woman's Drink With Ecstasy

    || 23-Oct-2013

    Singer Cee Lo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Calloway, 38, pled not guilty to a felony charge of furnishing Ecstasy to a woman at dinner at a restaurant. Prosecutors declined to charge Green with raping the woman while she was intoxicated due to insufficient evidence. Green entered his plea of not guilty and waived his rights to a speedy trial. Sources state that Green allegedly ...
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  • Veteran Deputy Charged With 17 Felonies After Alleged Sex With Teen

    || 12-Oct-2013

    John Augustus Rose II, 43, a veteran Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, was charged with 17 felony counts of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The alleged relationship with the 15-year-old girl, described as a member of a family Rose was acquaintances with, began in March and continued through June. An investigation was launched after sheriff officials were alerted by the ...
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  • Founder Of Silk Road, A Website Marketplace For Drugs, Has Been Arrested

    || 11-Oct-2013

    Ross William Ulbricht, 29, the founder of Silk Road, was arrested of conspiracy to engage in narcotics trafficking, money laundering and computer hacking. Prosecutors in Maryland separately accused Ulbricht of attempted murder for paying $80,000 to have a former employee killed. Prosecutors describe Ulbricht as a criminal mastermind who built an illegal drug empire that they estimated had $1.2 ...
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  • Police Association Manager Convicted Of Embezzling $360,000

    || 10-Oct-2013

    Cindy Ann Su'a, 47, was convicted of stealing $360,000 from the Anaheim Police Association by altering her paychecks with a typewriter correction feature to change the figures on her paychecks after they had been signed by her supervisors. Su'a fraudulently boosted her $65,000 salary to nearly $200,000. She also used the Police Association's online banking to pay her personal bills. ...
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  • New California Law To Protect Against 'Revenge Porn'

    || 9-Oct-2013

    Under the new California law those convicted of illegally distributing explicit images on the internet to harass someone face up to six months in jail and a fine up to $1,000. Without the law, authorities have had no way to fight revenge porn or cyber-revenge. Electronically distributing or posting nude photos of an ex-lover on the internet after a breakup to shame that person in public. The law ...
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