Blog Posts in November, 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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