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17 Jul, 2015

Arrested in Miami

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Bernard Tomic mugshotTomic is asked three times by security guards to turn down loud music in his penthouse suite at Miami at the W South Beach Hotel. He refuses to obey and they call the police. He refuses to leave the room and resists arrest. He spends the night in a jail cell and pays $2000 bail to get out.

It was definitely my fault


19 Apr, 2015

On suicide watch

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Hernandez  is placed on suicide watch at his Massachusetts prison. Hernandez has been held at MCI Cedar Junction since his conviction. It is not an uncommon move by prisons, especially when an inmate has recently been handed a long sentence. Hernandez is separated from other inmates.

2 Feb, 2015

Murder charge

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Knight is charged with murder and attempted murder due to his involvement in a fatal hit-and-run. He is held without bail. Knight’s attorney, James Blatt:

We feel strongly Mr. Knight did not do anything wrong in this matter. He was attacked by a number of individuals; that has already been corroborated by certain witnesses. He left the scene because he was in fear for his safety and life.

5 Jan, 2015

Begins prison sentence


Giudice begins her prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, a minimum security prison for women. Giudice’s attorney James J. Leonard Jr.:

I think she was anxious to get in, get this thing started, get it behind her, and get back to her family. Her four girls are her primary focus.

26 Jul, 2014

£134,000 used for Goa trips, cosmetic surgery

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Fifty-two-year-old Karen Trant of Dartmouth is sentenced to 27 months by the Plymouth Crown Court after pleading guilty to three counts of dishonest representation for dishonestly claiming £134,000  benefits over a 13-year period. She used the proceeds to holiday in Goa and get cosmetic surgeries done in India.

6 Dec, 2012

In Guatemalan jail


McAfee is detained in Guatemala at the immigration office by the S.P.T. (Special Police Task force) Vice magazine films the arrest. McAfee later blogs from his cell:

I am in jail in Guatemala. Vastly superior to Belize jails. I asked for a computer and one magically appeared. The coffee is also excellent. Only time will tell what will happen. No one has a crystal ball. However, I would be truly shocked if I did not conduct the press conference tomorrow as I had originally planned. Stay tuned.

BREAKING: Exclusive Footage of John McAfee Detained in Guatemala


Arrest: 10 months in federal prison

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Ver is prosecuted for selling a product on Ebay called “Pest Control Report 2000”, a firecracker used by farmers to scare deer and birds off their fields. Ver says he was the only merchant prosecuted, and that even the manufacturer was simply asked to stop selling the item.

The reasoning for the prosecution became crystal clear after a meeting with the US prosecuting attorney and the under cover ATF agents from the debate. In the meeting, my attorney told the prosecutor that selling store bought firecrackers on Ebay isn’t a big deal and that we can pay a fine and do some community service to be done with everything. When the prosecutor agreed that that sounded reasonable one of the ATF agents pounded his hand on the table and shouted “…but you didn’t hear the things that he said!” This summed up very clearly that they were angry about the things that I had said, not the things that I had done.

To avoid a seven or eight year sentence Ver signs a plea agreement and is sent to Lompoc Federal Penitentiary for ten months, followed by three years probation.


Father jailed for murder


Carter’s father, who has remarried, is jailed for 12 years for shooting and killing his wife’s brother after an argument.

That taught me about consequences at a really, really young age.

Despite this, his father and step-mother stay together, and after prison his father rebuilds his life.

 [He is] one of my real heroes.


Sent to concentration camp


After spending three days in Vienna, Bettelheim is transferred to Dachau concentration camp for four months and then to Buchenwald. His wife goes to the United States. Later Bettelheim deposes in a document signed L-73, saying that he was able to survive partly because he could understand the mental processes of the SS guards and officers.

I worked in at least 20 different labor groups whose number varied from 20 or 30 all the way up to a few hundreds. I slept in five different barracks, in each of which 200 or 300 prisoners lived. In this way I came to know personally at least 600 prisoners at Dachau (out of approximately 6,000) and at least 900 at Buchenwald (out of approximately 8,000). Although older prisoners of the same category lived together in barracks, all categories were mixed at work so that I was able to contact and interview prisoners of all types. The main different categories were : political prisoners; “work-shy” prisoners, that is, persons who did not agree to work wherever the government wanted them to work, or who had changed working places to get higher wages, etc.; former members of the French Foreign Legion and spies; Jehovah’s Witnesses and other conscientious objectors; Jews; criminals; and other groups, e.g. former members of such suppressed Nazi groups as the followers of Roehm who were still alive. I was thus afforded an opportunity of interviewing all different groups and in this way secured an adequate sampling. was able to find only two other persons whose intelligence and training qualified them to participate in my investigation. These individuals spoke to several hundred prisoners. Every day during the morning count of the prisoners, while waiting for assignment to labor groups, reports were exchanged, and theories discussed. These talks proved very helpful in clarifying mistakes due to taking a one-sided viewpoint.

Influential friends in America ask the State Department to pressure the German authorities for his release and he is set free in April 1939.