Posts tagged: Crime and Punishment

Jeffrey Epstein, with silver hair and a white open-collar shirt, smiles grimly for the police camera

Jeffrey Epstein Biography — New!

Our biography of once (and future?) convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is now live. Jeffrey Epstein is the mysteriously wealthy money manager who was convicted 13 years ago of the …..

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Trump Family Tax Fraud: How Reporters Cracked the Story

Donald Trump has long claimed that he turned “a small loan of a million dollars” from his father into a billion-dollar fortune. Now a special investigation by The New York …..

Manafort: Guilty
Cohen: Guilty

President Donald Trump‘s former campaign manager and personal lawyer both were declared guilty today of crimes including tax fraud, bank fraud, campaign finance cheating, and other illegal financial shenanigans. Paul …..

D.B. Cooper is Dead… To the FBI

The D.B. Cooper case is closed for good, the FBI announced today. After 45 years, the lawmen are admitting defeat and calling it quits: “Following one of the longest and …..

Bill Cosby Biography: Updated With Felony Charges

Until today, our Bill Cosby biography included the phrase “Bill Cosby has never been charged with a crime.” That all changed with the news that Bill Cosby has been charged …..

Punxsutawney Phil to Earth: Drop Dead

Punxsutawney Phil decides to sock it to the decent citizens of the world with six more weeks of ice-cold misery.

Death to Punxsutawney Phil?

The beloved groundhog has been sentenced to death in Ohio for falsely predicting an early spring.

D.B. Cooper: Here We Go Again

D.B. Cooper fanboys can rejoice: the FBI says it has a mysterious new person of interest in the 40-year-old skyjacking case.

Emmett Till Would Be Just 70 Years Old Now

Emmett Till, the black 14-year-old whose murder helped spark the Civil Rights revolution of 1955, was born on this day in Chicago in 1941. He’s been dead for 56 years, yet he’d be just 70 years old today.

Fedor Dostoevsky Predicts the Summer of 2011

“The heat in the street was terrible and the airlessness, the bustle and the
plaster, scaffolding, bricks, and dust all about him, and that special
Petersburg stench, so familiar to all who are unable to get out of town
in summer — all worked painfully upon the young man’s already overwrought nerves. The insufferable stench from the pot-houses, which are particularly numerous in that part of the town, and the drunken men whom he met continually, although it was a working day, completed the revolting misery of the picture.”

Which Living Felon is Al Pacino Playing Now?

Al Pacino played the late Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a TV movie just last year.Now Al Pacino is playing another living person. Can you tell who it is from this on-the-set photo taken yesterday?

Billy the Kid Does NOT Get a Pardon

Billy the Kid will not receive a pardon from Gov. Bill Richardson on Richardson’s last day in office.The New Mexico governor made his decision public today, after much outside speculation and derision.  (The full text of his announcement is reprinted below.)  Money quote:

The Billy the Kid Pardon: Eight Burning Questions About a Dopey Controversy

Enough!  Enough of these endless headlines about a maybe-pardon for Billy the Kid.  Since nobody has explained to my satisfaction why we’re even talking about it in 2010, I’ve done the research.  Here are the answers to your eight burning questions about Billy the Kid and the Great Dopey Pardon Scandal of 2010.

Ja Rule Goes to Jail

Calling it a “minor setback for a major comeback,” rapper and sort-of actor Ja Rule reached a plea agreement with New York authorities that will have him spending at least 16 months in jail.

Bernard Madoff’s Son Commits Suicide

Mark Madoff, the elder son of jailed-for-life investment fraud Bernard Madoff, has committed suicide.  He hung himself with a dog leash in Manhattan.  It happened on the second anniversary of Bernard Madoff’s 2008 arrest.

Chandra Levy Was Murdered by Ingmar Guandique

Chandra Levy was killed by Ingmar Guandique in 2001, a jury found today.After four days of deliberations, a Wasington DC jury found that Guandique killed Chandra Levy as she was jogging in Rock Creek Park in 2001.  Gaundique will be sentenced later.  Washington has no death
penalty, so he is expected to received from 30 years to life in prison.

Chandra Levy Trial Begins, Nine Years Later

Washington DC intern Chandra Levy disappeared in 2001, and her remains were found the next year in Rock Creek Park.  The sensational case ended the political career of Rep.

Batman and Blago and Suicide Girls: Photos

Who said there are no second acts in American lives?  Here’s disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich posing with Adam “TV’s Batman” West at this weekend’s Wizard World 2010 Chicago Comic Con. 

The Quaids Go Free

Catching up on a loose end from this week: Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have settled the fraud, burglary and conspiracy charges against them.