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5 Apr, 2018

Charged with assault, criminal mischief

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After turning himself in to police, McGregor is charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief following a rampage at a UFC press event in Brooklyn. Police:

He’s still in custody, still at the police precinct until he’s removed to court this morning.

29 Jan, 2016

Arrested

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Blac Chyna mugshotChyna is arrested before her flight takes off at a Texas airport, bound for London. Police respond to a call of a woman whom appeared to be heavily intoxicated. Charges include: possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication.

25 Jan, 2016

Teen charged

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Saskatchewan authorities charge a 17-year-old boy with four counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder in the shootings. He cannot be named due to his age, and no motive has been given for the attacks. The RCMP says the suspect will appear in court next week:

The days and weeks are going to be difficult as we come to terms with the impact of what has happened in our community. It’s a sad and difficult time and no words will take away the pain and sorrow of what has happened.

7 Jan, 2016

Charged with perjury

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Encinia is charged with perjury. The prosecutor says the grand jury didn’t believe Encinia’s statement that he took Bland from the car she was driving so he could conduct a safer traffic investigation.

The indictment was issued in reference to the reasoning that (Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia) removed her from her vehicle.

The penalty for perjury, a Class A misdemeanor, is up to a year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.

30 Dec, 2015

Three sex-assault charges, bail set at $1m

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Cosby is charged with three  counts of aggravated indecent assault on Constand in 2oo4, including that Cosby assaulted his victim while she was unconscious and without consent. DA Steele:

Upon examination of all of the evidence, today we are able to seek justice on behalf of Mr. Cosby’s victim.

From the complaint:

[Cosby rendered Constand] frozen, paralyzed, unable to move” by plying her with pills and wine, then penetrating her with his fingers when she was unconscious or unaware of what was happening.

Bail is set at $1 million. Cosby immediately posted $100,000. As a condition of his bail to surrender his passport. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m. That hearing will likely be held at Montgomery County Court in Norristown, according to the court documents. Cosby’s lawyer:

Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law.

24 Nov, 2015

Two men charged

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A Thai military court indicts two foreign men, Bilal Mohammed and Yousaf Mir, for the Erawan shrine bombing. The charges include attempted and premeditated murder, possession of illegal weapons and illegal entry. Authorities say that the accused have been in custody for nearly three months, and have both confessed to their roles in the blast which killed 20 people and injured scores more.

10 Nov, 2015

Nine companies, 44 people charged

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New York City officials charge 44 people and nine companies with cheating thousands of residential and commercial customers out of $34million of heating oil for nearly a decade. The defendants include company owners and executives, truck drivers and dispatchers. They face charges of grand larceny, fraud, falsifying business records and enterprise corruption. Indicted companies are F&S Distribution, G&D Petroleum Transportation, G&D Heating Oil, Casanova Fuel Oil, Express Petroleum, 4th Avenue Transport, All-Boro Transportation, Enterprise Transportation and Century Star Fuel.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance told a press conference that the companies would charge customers for more fuel than was delivered using rigged trucks in a practice known as “shorting.”

 

7 Nov, 2015

Officers arrested

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The Louisiana State police arrest Greenhouse and Stafford for their involvement in Mardis’ killing and charge them with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder. Police say 18 rounds had been fired by two different guns. Police:

We took some of the body cam footage. I’m not gonna talk about it, but I’m gonna tell you this. It is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen and I will leave it at that…As a father, much less the head of the State Police, [it was] extremely disturbing, and it is partly why we’re here tonight with these charges…Let’s make tonight about Jeremy Mardis. That little boy was buckled in the front seat of that vehicle, and that is how he died…Justice has been done tonight, but the investigation is far from over.

6 Nov, 2015

Six extra charges

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After a woman comes forward and an investigation of his crime reports, Holtzclaw is charged with six further counts, bringing the total number of charges against him to 32, including multiple charges of rape, sexual battery and forcible oral sodomy. He is also charged with burglary, stalking and indecent exposure. A 17-year-old female said Holtzclaw initially told her there was a warrant for her arrest, but that he was letting her go. He stopped her later, when she was alone, and forced her to have sex with him, she said. Another woman said he stopped her, then threatened to send her to jail if she didn’t have sex with him. The third said she he pulled her over and told her she was going to detox but that he instead took her to a nearby area and forced her to have sex with him. Lawyer:

Daniel denies that he’s done anything wrong and looks forward to his day in court. He’s ready to get back to work at the police department.

Family statement:

Please be patient and support Daniel during this time. We hope and pray an impartial jury can be located despite the efforts of OCPD and the DA to keep this going as a media frenzy and politically motivated campaign.

14 Oct, 2015

Bankruptcy fraud charges

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Miller is charged with 20 counts of embezzlement after allegedly hiding $750,000 from creditors during her bankruptcy proceedings in 2010. The charges include concealment of bankruptcy assets and false bankruptcy declarations. She made the money from Dance Moms and other TV appearances. She faces up to five years in prison and up to $5 million in fines, as each count carries a possible $250,000 fine.

21 Sep, 2015

Arraignment

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McCarthy and Bond appear in Boston court. McCarthy is charged with killing Bella, after going to her room to console her. When Rachelle went to the bedroom, she allegedly found McCarthy standing over Bella’s mattress on the floor. Bella’s head appeared to be swollen and gray. McCarthy:

She was a demon anyway. It was her time to die.

Prosecutors say the couple put Bella’s body in a refrigerator and later weighed it down and put it in Boston Harbor. Bond is charged as an accessory after the fact and held on  $1 million dollar cash bail, McCarthy is denied bail.

20 Sep, 2015

Attempted murder charges

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Lassiter is charged with trying to drown his two young daughters. Lassiter had flagged down passers-by at the Audubon Lake apartments saying his seven-year-old son had been kidnapped and needed help finding him. Later Lassiter tells a 911 operator and the apartments manager, that he had drowned his three and five year old daughters. However, he is mistaken — the girls survive after being pulled from the water by Durham County Sheriff’s Deputy Earp, who lives nearby. Police say the boy had escaped and run for help. Police:

As the deputy retrieved the girls, Lassiter was standing nearby smoking a cigarette. He became distraught, wailed ‘What have I done?’ and started to cry.

Lassiter says he tried to drown the children because officials had wanted to take away his children as he dealt with a personal problem. He is charged with three counts of attempted murder and is jailed, with bond set at two million dollars.

17 Sep, 2015

Corruption charges

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Romanian PM charges imagePrime Minister Ponta is to be tried by the country’s top court after he is indicted on several counts of corruption. He faces charges of fraud, tax evasion and money laundering dating back to when he was a lawyer, before he was elected prime minister.  Ponta denies the claims and has denounced the prosecution as “totally unprofessional”. He says the charges against him have been fabricated and contrived. He has refused to resign, and will be the first prime minister in the country to stand trial while in office.

[Romania’s only problem is] the obsession of a totally unprofessional prosecutor to assert himself in his career by inventing and imagining untrue deeds and situations from 10 years ago.

President Iohannis, who has previously called on Ponta to resign, said the country’s image would suffer because of the case.

In my view, the situation is more and more problematic for the prime minister, for the government and for the Social Democratic Party.

Four other people have also been indicted in the case.

11 Sep, 2015

Embezzlement charge

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Japanese prosecutors charge Karpeles with embezzling 321 million yen ($2.66 million) by transferring clients’ funds deposited at Mt.Gox’s bank account to other accounts. Sources say the money was spent on buying computer software development rights and an expensive custom-built bed. Karpeles is suspected of falsifying data on the outstanding balance of the exchange. Karpeles has denied the charges, telling investigators the data falsification was done for the company and he had intended to pay back the money. He has been held without formal charge for six weeks, as allowed under Japanese law.

7 Sep, 2015

‘Misbehavior before the enemy’ charge

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Bergdahl is charged with “misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place and prompting the military to launch search operations,” according to an Army statement. The charge carries a potential life sentence.

2 Sep, 2015

Four charged in drive-thru attack

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Four people are charged in the assault of a McDonald’s drive-thru worker in LaPlace, a city about 25 miles west of New Orleans. Kailin Holland, 17, is charged with felony battery and released from jail on a $10,000 bond. Misdemeanor summonses for simple battery to two others, and a disturbing the peace charge for the fourth person.

Drive-Thru Worker To Go

29 Jul, 2015

Murder charge

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Tensing is charged by grand jury indicted with murder and voluntary manslaughter. If convicted, Tensing faces a sentence of at least 15 years and as much as life in prison on the murder charge and as much as 11 years on the manslaughter charge. Prosecutor Deters said he would seek life in prison for Tensing:

Can you imagine the outrage you would have if this was your kid, or this was your brother? This guy didn’t deserve to be tased, and he certainly didn’t deserve to be shot in the head. This is the most asinine act I’ve ever seen a police officer make. It was unwarranted. It’s an absolute tragedy that, in the year 2015, anyone would behave in this manner…He wasn’t dealing with someone who was wanted for murder. He was dealing for someone who was wanted for not having a front license plate.

Arrested on child porn charges

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Alexander is arrested in New York for possession and file-sharing of child pornography. He is charged with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. He posts $10,000 bail.

28 Jul, 2015

Lion killer identified

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Zimbabwean authorities say that Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, is responsible for slaying Cecil, a protected lion. Palmer paid at least $50,000 to track and kill the animal. Palmer faces charges of poaching. The conservation group alleges that Palmer worked with the guides to lure Cecil from the national park to an unprotected area by strapping a “dead animal to their vehicle.”