Blog Posts in July, 2013

  • Saudi Princess Charged With Human Trafficking

    || 19-Jul-2013

    A Saudi princess was arrested on suspicion of keeping slaves after police say a forced domestic servant from Kenya escaped from a three-story building in Irvine and alerted authorities. Meshael Alayban, 42, was booked into jail in Orange County after police said they found four additional women allegedly being held against their wills at her building. All five women were in good health and showed ...
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  • Randy Travis' Brother Accused Of Trafficking Meth

    || 19-Jul-2013

    The brother of ailing country superstar Randy Travis was arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. David Brownlow Traywick, 50, of Marshville, North Carolina, was due to appear in Union County District Court. The investigators alleged that "a working meth lab" had been found inside Traywick's home. Traywick's wife Jessica and two other women were also arrested. ...
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  • Model And Reality TV Star Arrested In Palm Springs, Accused of Burglary

    || 19-Jul-2013

    A model and reality television show contestant is scheduled to appear in court after police arrested her on suspicion of burglary and fraud in Palm Springs. Renee Alway, 27, was arrested after officers found her hiding with a gun in the garage of a home whose owners were on vacation. After she was in custody, officers called SWAT team believing that an armed man was elsewhere in the house. After a ...
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  • Man Tried To Dupe Boston Bombings Fund Of $2 Million Using Dead Aunt's Name

    || 19-Jul-2013

    A Boston man was arrested on allegations that he submitted a false claim for more than $2 million using his dead aunt's name from a fund set up for Boston Marathon bombing victims. Branden Mattier, 22, of Boston's south end was taken into custody at his home after an undercover state trooper handed over a simulated check from The One Fund Boston made out for $2.195 million. Upon accepting ...
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  • 12 Southern California Residents Arrested In Child Predator Sweep

    || 19-Jul-2013

    Twelve Los Angeles County residents, including a former middle school teacher, are among 255 suspected child predators arrested during a five-week operation conducted by federal agencies. Operation iGuardian, which ran from May 28 to June 30, was created to rescue victims of online sexual exploitation and arrest their abusers. It is also targeted at criminals who posses or produce child ...
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  • Scion of NYC Socialite Sent To Prison For Plundering Mother's Fortune

    || 10-Jul-2013

    The 89-year-old son of the late philanthropist and socialite Brooke Astor was sent to prison Friday afternoon, four years after he was found guilty of pilfering millions from his ailing mother. Anthony Marshall will serve a one-to-three-year term in a New York-based penitentiary. Marshall was convicted in October 2009 after he allegedly siphoned off millions of dollars from the estate of his ...
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  • Santa Ana Immigration Officer Took Cash, Egg Rolls As Bribes

    || 10-Jul-2013

    An immigration officer based in Santa Ana, CA, took thousands of dollars in bribes and 200 egg rolls, from applicants seeking citizenship and green cards. Mai Nhu Nguyen, 47, of Irvine, was arrested June 6 after accepting a $2,000 bribe from an immigrant who was seeking U.S. citizenship. In 2011, Nguyen allegedly solicited and took a $1,100 bribe from an immigrant seeking a green card and 200 egg ...
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  • Middle School Teacher Indicted On Child Porn Charges

    || 10-Jul-2013

    John David Boyle, 49, of Glendora was arrested June 2 after he invited an undercover federal agent to his Royal Oaks Middle School classroom "for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity while watching child pornography," according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office. Boyle is accused of luring a 14-year-old boy over the internet for molestation, and trading child porn ...
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  • Former NY Tiffany Executive Accused Of Stealing More Than $1M In Jewelry

    || 10-Jul-2013

    Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun was arrested and appeared in federal court in Manhattan to face charges of wire fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property. As vice president of product development, Lederhaas-Okun had the authority to "check out" jewelry from Tiffany to provide to potential manufacturers to determine production costs. Authorities allege that after she left Tiffany in ...
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  • After Having Sex With Same Horse Again, Man Pleads Guilty

    || 10-Jul-2013

    Cirilo Castillo, 43, has been arrested twice in last two years for allegedly having sex with the same horse. Castillo was arrested and charged with trespassing and cruelty to animals after police say he broke into his neighbor's corral and violated a mare named Nadia. Castillo was arrested for the exact same thing in January 2012. He was released from jail in April, which is why this time the ...
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  • 'Baseball Wife' Anna Benson Arrested For Pulling Gun On Husband

    || 10-Jul-2013

    Former Baseball Wives star Anna Benson, the estranged wife of former New York Mets pitcher Kris Benson, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery with a gun, possession of a firearm in a felony and criminal trespass. According to a police report, a fully armed Anna confronted Kris in the Smyrna, Ga., home they once shared, but that she now is under order to ...
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