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    A 49-year-old former assistant chief probation officer in Lynn will spend the next 17 years in prison after a federal court found he sent sexually explicit photos and videos to a 13-year-old girl and coerced her to reciprocate, authorities said.  Brian Orlandella of Beverly was convicted of sexual exploitation of a child and sending obscene material to a minor in April, but a judge didn't impose a sentence until Friday, Aug. 5, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts said.  Orlandella's relationship with the girl was uncovered in 2018 when the Texas teenager's mother found photos and videos on her phone, prosecutors said. Orlandella sent videos of himself masturbating through the social messaging app Kik and asked the child to do the same.  In the transcript of their conversations, the girl told Orlandella that she was 14, and he acknowledged their age gap, officials said.  Orlandella, who served as a probation officer since 2008, submitted a stack of character references from his daughter, friends, police officers, and attorneys who asked the judge to consider leniency, Salem News reported. Orlandella did not address...
    A 49-year-old former probation officer in Lynn will spend the next 17 years in prison after a federal court found he sent sexually explicit photos and videos to a 13-year-old girl and coerced her to reciprocate, authorities said.  Brian Orlandella of Beverly was convicted of sexual exploitation of a child and sending obscene material to a minor in April, but a judge didn't impose a sentence until Friday, Aug. 5, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts said.  Orlandella's relationship with the girl was uncovered in 2018 when the Texas teenager's mother found photos and videos on the her phone, prosecutors said. Orlandella sent videos of himself masturbating through the social messaging app Kik and asked the child to do the same.  In the transcript of their conversations, the girl told Orlandella that she was 14, and he acknowledged their age gap, officials said.  Orlandella, who served as a probation officer since 2008, submitted a stack of character references from his daughter, friends, police officers, and attorneys who asked the judge to consider leniency, Salem News reported. Orlandella did not address the...
    A woman fled from law enforcement in Fredericksburg, when officers discovered she was faking her identity, officials said.  At around 2:50 p.m. on August 7, Claire Kaus gave officers a fake name, birth date, and social security number in the area of the Red Roof Inn on Warrenton Road, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office. When police questioned Kaus, who had violated her probation, she messed up a fake social security number twice and proceeded to flee from the officer, authorities said. After a short foot chase, Kaus was taken into custody and charged with false identification to law enforcement, identity theft, obstruction and public intoxication, police said. Officials said Kaus was also served on the outstanding warrant for her violated probation. She was held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail, police reported.
    A HOTEL chain offering a bizarre incentive to new staff so they stick around longer than six months. German-based Ruby Hotels is being praised for their ingenuity over giving new employees the chance to spend up to £421 on a new tattoo, piercing or haircut if they pass their probationary period. 3Ruby Hotels are offering an incentive to new employeesCredit: Ruby Hotel 3The brand has offered a tattoo, piercing or new haircut to anyone who stays over six monthsCredit: Ruby Hotel 3GV of Ruby HotelCredit: Ruby Hotel Across the brand's 16 hotels around Europe, already there's been an increase of applications by 25 percent. Uta Scheurer, Ruby's vice president of human resources, said its been a "satisfactory result", given the shortage of staff across the hotel industry in Europe. She told CNN: "Ruby wants to encourage its employees to create their individual success story, to show their own personality and also showcase it at work. "We love people with personality and that's what we want to communicate." READ MORE ON TATTOOSTATT'S A FAIL My cheap Magaluf...
    DETROIT (AP) — FCA US, formerly known as Chrysler Group, was placed on probation for three years Monday and ordered to pay roughly $300 million for deceiving regulators about diesel emission systems on 101,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 trucks. A Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xE electric vehicle (EV) at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters during an event in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced the EPA’s final rule for federal greenhouse gas (GHG)emissions standards for light duty vehicles. Photographer: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty Images READ MORE: In Michigan, GOP Discord Threatens Effort To Oust Gov. WhitmerThe sentence was part of an earlier agreement. FCA in June pleaded guilty to conspiracy in federal court in Detroit. Engineers were accused of using software tricks and taking other steps to meet U.S. emission standards while marketing the vehicles as “clean EcoDiesel.” The vehicles were diesel Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 trucks from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 model years. FCA now is part of Stellantis. READ MORE: Oakland County Judge's Order Blocks Enforcement...
    DETROIT (AP) — FCA US, formerly known as Chrysler Group, was placed on probation for three years Monday and ordered to pay roughly $300 million for deceiving regulators about diesel emission systems on 101,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 trucks. The sentence was part of an earlier agreement. FCA in June pleaded guilty to conspiracy in federal court in Detroit. Engineers were accused of using software tricks and taking other steps to meet U.S. emission standards while marketing the vehicles as “clean EcoDiesel.” The vehicles were diesel Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 trucks from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 model years. FCA now is part of Stellantis. “Stopping violations of environmental laws and the defrauding of consumers is paramount to the protection of clean air and human health,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. Separately, three FCA employees face charges in the investigation. In 2017, Volkswagen was ordered to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty for cheating on U.S. diesel emissions tests. The company also paid $1.5 billion in a civil case brought by the government and...
    SAN JOSE — A drone pilot who dumped leaflets over two football games at Levi’s Stadium and the Oakland Coliseum warning that “prostitutes and felons” had infiltrated the media and local government was sentenced to two years federal probation, court records show. Tracy Mapes, 54, pleaded guilty in January to two misdemeanor counts of violating national defense airspace, and faced up to six months in jail. At a June sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Susan van Keulen agreed with a prosecution request to give him a two-year probation term, court records show. Mapes has also been tied to a similar leaflet dump in Sacramento, in which flyers containing a swastika were dumped on Sacramento State University campus and the Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Bee reported. In May 2019, federal prosecutors in the Bay Area charged him with dumping profane leaflets over the area’s two NFL stadiums on Nov. 26, 2017. The criminal complaint also authored an online article entitled “Direct Action — Modern Warfare — Tactics and Results” that included a “direct action list” with items like “nail drop,”...
    Chester City police officers who tracked down and arrested a teenager wanted on a probation violation found him with a stolen AR-15 pistol and Xanax pills, authorities said. The 16-year-old boy had an active probation warrant for unspecified violations when he was nabbed on the 400 block of Frank Young Avenue around 8:10 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Chester City police said. During the arrest, officers found a clear plastic bag containing Xanax pills and a black AR Palmetto State Armory AR-15 pistol, they said. The pistol was loaded with one live round of ammunition in the chamber and eight additional rounds in the magazine, police said. The firearm was processed through National Crime Information Center and was confirmed stolen out of Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to police. The juvenile was charged with firearms violations and related offenses.  The boy was committed to Abraxas Academy in Morgantown after a juvenile petition was filed on his behalf.
    William Rick Singer, mastermind of the college admissions caper prosecutors called Varsity Blues, will be sentenced in a few months. Many parents convicted of paying him to inflate their kids’ entrance exam scores or fake their way into elite universities as athletes have already been sentenced. Here’s what’s happened to some of the coaches and Bay Area and Hollywood parents. The celebrities: Actress Felicity Huffman served a two-week sentence for her role in the college admissions scam in a federal prison in the Bay Area. Her husband, actor William H. Macy, seen with her above leaving a Boston courthouse, was not implicated in the scandal. (Joseph Prezioso/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)  Felicity Huffman The “Desperate Housewives” star pleaded guilty to paying Singer $15,000 to fraudulently boost her older daughter’s SAT score without her knowledge. She was sentenced in September 2019 to 14 days in prison, a year of probation, 250 hours of community service, which she completed in October 2020, and a $30,000 fine. In November 2020, Huffman was reported to be working on an ABC comedy pilot in which...
    A judge sentenced a former Placentia resident who admitted participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol following the 2020 election to two weeks behind bars and two years of probation Friday, July 15. Social media posts, cell tower data and surveillance footage showed David Antonio Ticas, currently of Buford, Georgia, was inside the Capitol in Washington D.C. after it had been breached by well over 1,000 supporters of outgoing president Donald Trump. His 16-year-old daughter was with him, and he was heard saying “Let’s go in for a tour and come out,” according to court documents. The former Orange County resident was arrested in Brea in September 2021. He was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building. He pleaded guilty to the latter charge and the other three were dropped, per the terms of a plea agreement with prosecutors. He was ordered to perform 60 hours of...
    GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A retired Indiana teacher who admitted to grabbing a 15-year-old student and slapping him across the face in a school hallway was sentenced Thursday to one year of probation. An Elkhart County judge sentenced Michael Hosinski to one year in prison, with the sentence suspended to one year of probation. Hosinski, 62, pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of battery causing moderate injury. As part of his sentence, the Osceola, Indiana, man must undergo anger evaluation and cannot have any contact with the student. Hosinski was a Jimtown High School sociology teacher when he confronted the student in February about a hoodie the teen was wearing. Security camera footage showed the two arguing, with Hosinski slapping the student, and the student’s head hitting a wall. Hosinksi was charged in March for the slap, which police said left the teen with an abrasion to the inside of his mouth and a lump on the back of his head. Hosinski was originally fired by the Baugo Community Schools, but the school board approved his retirement...
    Two men are facing firearms charges after police said they found a loaded handgun and fraudulent IDs during a probation check at a Long Island home. The incident happened in Elmont at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, according to the Nassau County Police Department. Police said officers helped members of the Nassau County Probation Department conduct a probation check at a home on Meacham Avenue, and recovered the following: A loaded Glock 43X handgun A fraudulent Texas driver’s license A fraudulent United States of America passport  A fraudulent HSBC credit card Marvens Chery, age 23, of Elmont, and Daniel Depeine, age 24, of Florida, were arrested, police said.  NCPD said Chery was charged with: Criminal possession of a firearm Second-, third-, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon  Second- and third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument Third-degree unlawful possession of personal ID  Authorities said Depeine was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and second-, third-, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Chery and Depeine were scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, July 14, NCPD...
    by Benjamin Yount   One Republican state lawmaker is furious with the sentence received by one of the rioters who destroyed two State Capitol statues during Madison’s violent protests in 2020. Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, on Thursday said the probation sentence handed down in the case is insulting. “Judge Josann Reynolds should be ashamed of the sentence, or really the lack of it, she gave to Jacob Capps. It was a complete joke. It wasn’t even a slap on the wrist, it’s almost a pat on the back,” Wanggaard said. Judge Reynolds on Wednesday sentenced Capps to a three-year probation for being part of a mob that damaged, and in one case decapitated, statues on the statehouse grounds in June of 2020. Capps pleaded guilty to one count of felony criminal damage to property. The judge also ordered him to pay $5,000 in restitution. If Capps pays the money, and doesn’t commit any new crimes he could be released from probation in as little as a year-and-a-half. “Two years after the violence in Madison, Capps was ordered to pay...
    The serial-criminal son of an Arkansas US representative is back in jail after being arrested for possessing meth while on probation for previous drugs offenses. James Womack, 34, was arrested at his home in Rogers on Wednesday after he was caught attempting to hide a container with suspected methamphetamine when police arrived at his home for a probation home visit, according to Fox 16.com.  Womack, whose father is GOP lawmaker Rep. Steve Womack, attempted to sit on the case that police later discovered contained meth, multiple syringes, and nine grams of meth.  The parolee insisted to the officers that he was using meth and not selling it upon his arrest, their arrest report said.  Womack has been arrested multiple times since 2010 for repeated drug offenses Womack was arrested in 2018 for possession of meth and was set to spend nine years in prison until he was granted early release during the COVID-19 pandemic In 2012, Womack was arrested multiple times for violating his parole after he was booked at Benton County Jail for selling six grams of meth in...
    A man who got impatient in a drive-through line is accused of grabbing a woman’s hair and trying to pull her out of her car at a Burger King in St. Paul, Minn. — the same place where he stabbed a man three years ago. Jason Morales, 45, is accused of first-degree attempted aggravated robbery and third-degree assault in the June 26 attack on a 70-year-old woman. She was left with a “very large area” of hair missing from the back of her head, the complaint said. The woman told St. Paul police officers that she had placed her order and pulled forward to wait for it. Morales, in the car behind her, got his order before she did and began yelling at her to move. She said she told him she was still waiting and that there was plenty of room for him to go around her car. Morales then allegedly came to the driver’s side of her car, reached through her open window, grabbed the hair on the back of her head and tried “yanking her out of...
    Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty was sentenced to one year of in-home detention and three years probation for failing to register as a sex offender.  After his sentencing, Nicki shared her support for her husband on her Instagram page. The rapper, 39, posted a snap of Kenneth with their son, as well as a second snap as a family of three on Wednesday. Her support: Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty was sentenced to one year of in-home detention and three years probation for failing to register as a sex offender. After his sentencing, Nicki shared her support for her husband on her Instagram page In the first image, Kenneth, 44, was holding their 22-month-old son (whose name has not yet been revealed) on his shoulders as they both stared into the camera. The second image featured Kenneth, their son and Nicki cuddling up against him as they posed near a pink car. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Nicki Minaj tweets that she's sober and happy while telling... Nicki Minaj struts her stuff courtside in purple...
    Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty was facing a decade behind bars, though he'll only be forced to stay in his multi-million-dollar mansion in Calabasas. The 44-year-old Petty, who married Minaj, 39, in 2019, plead guilty back in September on a federal count of failing to register as a sex offender. While he was looking at a maximum prison sentence of 10 years with a lifetime of supervised release, he was sentenced Wednesday to just one year of in-home detention, and three years of probation, according to CBS Los Angeles. In-home: Nicki Minaj's husband Kenneth Petty was facing a decade behind bars, though he'll only be forced to stay in his multi-million-dollar mansion in Calabasas. Married: The 44-year-old Petty, who married Minaj, 39, in 2019, plead guilty back in September on a federal count of failing to register as a sex offender Petty was convicted of first-degree attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl back in 1995, for which he spent four years in prison for. He is considered a level-two offender in the state of New York, which equates to him being considered...
    More On: celebrity arrests Busy Philipps arrested at abortion rights protest outside Supreme Court Ezra Miller allegedly housing three children, their mother at weapon-filled farm ‘Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham charged with battery over nightclub brawl Megan Thee Stallion wants Tory Lanez to ‘go to jail’ over alleged shooting Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, has been sentenced to three years probation and a year in home detention after failing to register as a sex offender in Los Angeles, multiple outlets report. According to CBS News, Petty, 44, was sentenced on Wednesday after pleading guilty to the federal charge last year. Per the US Attorney’s Office, he was also ordered to pay a $55,000 fine. As Page Six previously reported, Petty was arrested in March 2020 after he was ordered to register as a sex offender in California in November 2019 and failed to do so. Prior to striking up a romance with Minaj, 39, he was convicted of attempting to rape a 16-year-old girl in 1994. He was required by law to register as a sex offender in New York. However,...
    The black-and-whites stretched for half a mile Thursday as they followed a procession of motorcycle police officers along the shuttered 10 Freeway east of Los Angeles. They came from far and wide, even beyond California’s border to escort the hearses carrying Sgt. Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana, El Monte lawmen killed in a shootout earlier this month. Fire ladder trucks formed arches at overpasses as the procession made its way from El Monte police headquarters in the San Gabriel Valley to the Ontario sports arena, a stone’s throw away from Upland, where the two family men lived. Paredes, a 22-year-veteran, and Santana, a newcomer to the department, were gunned down by a probationer at El Monte’s Siesta Inn on June 14 after they responded to a report of a stabbing and were ambushed shortly after entering the motel room. The two men were homegrown, Mayor Jessica Ancona said, once stars on local high school sports teams. California El Monte cop killer had not been seen by L.A. probation officials for months before attack Probation Department received allegations about...
    A central Pennsylvania man has been charged with possessing child porn— again, authorities say. Harrison Michael Rineholt, 48, of Pennsylvania and previously of Maryland, was on his last year of probation for possessing child pornography when he was caught disseminating more child porn a decade later, according to a release by Pennsylvania state police. An investigation was launched after a proactive investigation conducted by Corporal Anthony Reppert found Rineholt was sharing the child porn online, the release details. State police’s computer task force did a warranted search of his home in the 700 block of North Pershing Avenue in York on June 28, according to the release. His electronic devices were seized and examined— and child porn was found, police say. He's been charged with four felonies for Criminal Use of Communication Facility, Child Pornography, Failure to Properly Register as a Sexual Offender, and Disseminating Child Porn, court documents details. Rineholt was first convicted for child pornography possession when he was found with 351 images and 118 videos of children in 2012 but he then fled...
    Justin Flores was on probation the night he shot and killed two El Monte police officers. But his probation officer hadn’t seen him in person in more than six months. In the days before the killings, the Los Angeles County probation department received concerning reports that Flores was in possession of a gun — which he was barred from having due to a felony conviction — and that he had beaten a woman he was romantically involved with, according to three law enforcement officials with direct knowledge of the case. Flores’ mother also called her son’s probation officer in early June to report he had begun using drugs again in March and begged his probation officer for help, but the officer refused to discuss the case with her. After Flores gunned down El Monte Police Officer Joseph Santana and his training officer, Cpl. Michael Paredes, this month, frustrated friends and loved ones looked for someone to blame. A review of court records and interviews with law enforcement officials suggest an increasingly troubled Flores should have been taken into custody...
    Former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry managed to skirt jail time after being convicted on three felony counts of lying to the FBI about 2016 foreign campaign contributions. While prosecutors sought a six-month prison sentence, federal District Court Judge Stanley Blumenfeld sentenced the Nebraska Republican to two years of probation, a $25,000 fine, and 320 hours of community service. On Tuesday, the judge cited the 61-year-old Fortenberry’s “exceptional character” in issuing the decision. During his trial, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) both testified in his defense. NEBRASKA GOP REP. JEFF FORTENBERRY WAS CONVICTED OF LYING TO THE FBI ABOUT FOREIGN CAMPAIGN DONATION Fortenberry, who was first elected to the House in 2004, pleaded not guilty to “one count of scheming to falsify and conceal material facts and two counts of making false statements to federal investigators” during an FBI investigation into Lebanese Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury’s $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions between 2012 and 2016 after being indicted in October. He was found guilty in...
    By Grant Schulte and Brian Melley | Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation, a $25,000 fine and community service for lying to federal authorities about an illegal campaign contribution, on the same day that voters in his district were deciding on his replacement in a special election. Fortenberry, 61, sat quietly as a federal judge read the sentence in a Los Angeles courtroom. The former congressman resigned in March shortly after a California jury found him guilty in the corruption case. He has maintained his innocence and said he plans to appeal. Fortenberry chose not to address the court. Judge Stanley Blumenfeld Jr. said Fortenberry “turned a blind eye and a deaf ear” to indications that the source of his donations was illicit. “Mr. Fortenberry chose the wrong path,” Blumenfeld said. “He decided to respond with dishonesty rather than honesty, and lying, especially in this context, is certainly a serious matter.” But the judge said he was convinced that Fortenberry’s actions were not representative of...
    A Hillsborough couple who paid $600,000 for a corrupt college admissions consultant to get their daughters admitted to UCLA and USC with phony athletic profiles and test scores avoided prison Tuesday for quickly pleading guilty and helping prosecutors nail dozens of others in the Varsity Blues admissions scandal. Real estate magnate Bruce Isackson and his wife Davina were given a year of probation, 250 hours of community service and fines totaling $8,500 at their Tuesday sentencing at U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, where the Varsity Blues cases originated. Prosecutors credited evidence and testimony they got from the Isacksons with helping to convict dozens of other rich parents, coaches and other co-conspirators in the sweeping national college admissions case. They said the Isacksons’ should serve no more time behind bars than what they already spent after their 2019 arrests before posting $1 million bond. “Alone among the parents charged in this sprawling conspiracy, they cooperated promptly with the government’s investigation and provided substantial assistance in its prosecution of their co-conspirators,” prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memorandum. UCLA in a sentencing memorandum...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ex-GOP US Rep. Fortenberry of Nebraska gets 2 years probation, $25K fine for lying about illegal campaign contributions. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BERKELEY — A man freed on probation in January after a plea bargain in a sexual battery case has been charged in attacks June 17 on two people downtown: a woman punched in the face during a robbery and a 78-year-old man hit with a blunt object, according to authorities and court records. Chiazo Onwuasoeze Jr., 34, is charged with two felony counts: elder abuse and second-degree robbery. He is also charged with a misdemeanor count of vandalism under $400. The counts include an enhancement allegation that he was on probation when the crimes occurred. He is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail for violating probation and on $107,000 bail for the June 17 charges. He is scheduled to enter a plea July 6. According to court records, about 12:13 p.m. June 17, Onwuasoeze is suspected of robbing a 32-year-old Rodeo woman of her phone and glasses inside of a McDonald’s restaurant at 1998 Shattuck Avenue. When the woman grabbed Onwuasoeze, he punched her in the face with his right hand one or two times before the woman...
    A woman was sentenced to three years of probation for fraudulently obtaining tens of thousands of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds, the US Attorney's Office for Massachusetts reports.  Chynna Savath, age 57, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, is the former owner of a massage parlor located in Franklin called Thai Body Work.  Savath apparently obtained $34,391 in fraudulent payments from filing fake applications under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in June 2020, the office reports.  The applications also did not mention that Savath's employees were getting funds from engaging in prostitution with customers and that she was collecting a portion of those fees.  Savath previously pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud earlier this year. She was ordered to pay restitution in the same amount in addition to her probation sentence, the office reports.  
    A central Pennsylvania father— on probation— has been arrested after he was found to be driving under the influence with children in his vehicle, authorities say.  Newberry Township police have been investigating an incident in the first block of Oaklyn Drive in York Haven— where Adam Christopher Deeley lives— since they were called to the home at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, according to a release by the department.  As a result of their investigation, police arrested the 35-year-old and charged him with two misdemeanors: Driving Under Influence of Alcohol and Endangering the Welfare of Children, as well as a summary charge for driving while his license was suspended for a previously DUI-related offense, police say. The previous offense involved assault and resisting arrest back in March 2021, court records show. He pleaded guilty to those charges and was sentenced to two years probation, 19 days in a rehabilitation facility, 90 days of alcohol monitoring, 30 days of house arrest, fines, and individual or family counseling,  imposed by the Honorable Judge Gregory M. Snyder.  Deeley is a dad, according to his...
    A former Orange County probation officer was convicted Thursday of stealing money while helping carry out search warrants. Juan Manuel Rodriguez was convicted by an Orange County Superior Court jury of one felony count of grand theft and one misdemeanor count of petty theft, but was found not guilty of a second misdemeanor count of petty theft. Rodriguez, then a deputy Orange County probation officer, was serving at the time as a member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Tactical Apprehension Team, which was tasked with serving search warrants, arrest warrants and making contact with probationers. Following an Aug. 8, 2017 visit by the law enforcement team to a Santa Ana home to serve a search warrant, two men accused Rodriguez of stealing hundreds of dollars from their wallets. According to a trial brief filed by prosecutors, both men identified Rodriguez out of a photo lineup as the man they believed had stolen their money during the search of the Santa Ana home. A sheriff’s deputy set up a sting with a “bait vehicle” with $1,200 in cash inside of...
    Embattled Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon defended his soft-on-crime policies, even as the mother of one of two police officers killed last week by a gunman on probation warned he is 'going to destroy more families.' Gascon, who is facing second recall efforts amid mounting criticism for his lax bail policies, blamed the spiking crime in the City of Angels on 'the imperfect system.' The DA insisted that his office hands the jail and probation sentences deemed appropriate, and that it's impossible to predict whether non-violent criminals will repeat offenses and escalate to violence.  His remarks come just a week after two El Monte police officers, Joseph Anthony Santana, 31, and Michael Domingo Paredes, 42, were killed by a career criminal who was on probation for a firearm possession charge he only served 20 days in jail for.  'We have an imperfect system,' Gascon said at a press conference Tuesday.  'Not only here in L.A. It's everywhere. I know this is frustrating to hear, and it may not help heal the wounds for some. We do not serve our community when...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco.PersonalBirth date: July 2, 1964Birth place: Havana, CubaBirth name: Jose Canseco Capas Jr. Read MoreFather: Jose Canseco Sr. Mother: Barbara Capas CansecoMarriages: Jessica Sekely (1996-2000, divorced); Esther (Haddad) Canseco (1988-1992, divorced)Children: with Jessica Sekely: Josie, 1996Other FactsHas a twin brother, Ozzie, who also played professional baseball. Hit 462 home runs in his MLB career.TimelineSeptember 2, 1985 - Makes his MLB debut with the Oakland Athletics.1986 - American League Rookie of the Year.1988 - Named American League MVP, after becoming the first player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in the same season.1988-1990 - Helps lead the Oakland A's to three straight World Series appearances.April 1989 - Is arrested for illegal possession of a handgun after police find a loaded handgun in his car. Pleads no contest to a misdemeanor for possessing a loaded gun and is placed on three years of unsupervised probation.1989 - Wins his first World Series with the Oakland A's as they beat the San Francisco Giants.February 1992 - Arrested...
    DENVER (CBS4) — A 44-year-old Montrose man, Jared Newman, must repay nearly $880,000 that was fraudulently funneled from the government agency which employed him as a warehouse clerk, a federal judged ordered earlier this month. Newman is responsible for the entire amount received by he, a co-worker and friends and family members who established shell companies and fraudulently invoiced Newman’s employer, Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). Newman directly received “kickbacks” totaling $652,292, according to the facts of the plea agreement in the case. The Denver federal judge also sentenced Newman to 55 months in prison. “Newman used most of the funds to support his lavish lifestyle,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado stated in a press release, “which included making personal expenditures on such things as a private airplane and a vacation home located on Lake Havasu in Arizona.” Ultimately, a total $879,392 was stolen from WAPA, an agency which is part of the U.S. Department of Energy which is responsible for supplying and marketing electricity generated from federal dams to public entities. The other members of...
    The heartbroken mother of fallen Los Angeles police officer killed earlier this week condemned Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon's woke policies claiming that her son would still be alive today if suspect wasn't back on the streets. Olga Garcia, the mother of slain El Monte Police Officer Joseph Anthony Santana, 31, was shot dead and his partner Cpl. Michael Domingo Paredes, 42, on Tuesday afternoon in a motel shootout in suburban Los Angeles. 'I blame the death of my son and his partner on Gascón,' Garcia said through tears at a news conference Friday outside police headquarters, Spectrum1 News reported.  'Gascón will never know how I feel. Gascón will never know how he destroyed our families. He won't know how his { Santana's]children feel,' Garcia said, in part.'  Both officers were responding to a call of a stabbing at a motel in El Monte, California on Tuesday afternoon. The shooter, Justin William Flores 35, a gang member was on probation for a prior gun charge at the time of the shooting.  Flores shot himself dead during the shootout.  ...
    An Ohio judge has sentenced three men to prison in connection to the March 2021 hazing death of 20-year-old Bowling Green State University sophomore Stone Foltz, while two were granted sentences of house arrest, according to reports. Foltz, who hailed from Delaware, “died of alcohol poisoning after a fraternity initiation event in which he was hazed into finishing an entire bottle of alcohol,” authorities said, per the Associated Press. WTOL reported: He was attending an off-campus Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity event where new members “littles” received mentors from the older fraternity members. Court documents show those older members gave new members liquor and told them to drink the whole bottle. Foltz allegedly drank all or nearly all of his bottle before he was dropped off at his apartment and found unresponsive by his roommate and other friends. They called 911 and tried to save his life, but Foltz ultimately died March 7, 2021. Five men convicted in the hazing death of BGSU student Stone Foltz heard their sentences Thursday. Three others are expected to be sentenced over the course of the next month. https://t.co/JTMYmVyjtl...
    As El Monte mourns the loss of two police officers, questions remain about how the deadly shootout happened, and whether the man accused of killing them should have been in prison at the time for a previous gun violation. Cpl. Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana were shot while responding to a report of a possible stabbing in a room at the Siesta Inn, 10327 Garvey Ave., Tuesday afternoon. The suspect, identified by coroner’s officials as Justin William Flores, 35, ran out into the parking lot and was killed in a second gun battle with police, officials said. Flores was on probation at the time of the shootout and had a previous strike on his record, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and court records. He had served two sentences in state prison – one for the burglary in 2011 which earned him the strike and another for a vehicle theft in 2009, California Department of Correction records showed. Both sentences were served prior to a gun violation and other charges filed in 2020. Flores pleaded guilty...
    The man who shot and killed two El Monte police officers Tuesday could have faced significantly more years in prison when he was last charged with a crime. But one of Dist. Atty. George Gascón’s most heavily criticized policies may have led to a significantly lower sentence, according to documents reviewed by The Times. Justin Flores, 35, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and methamphetamine when he was arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in 2020. Flores had been convicted of burglary in 2011. A prior conviction on certain felonies is considered a strike. Strikes make suspects charged with later crimes eligible for harsher sentences. Flores’ earlier conviction means he had one strike against him when he was charged in 2020. But the prosecutor assigned to the case, Deputy Dist. Atty. Larry Holcomb, said he had to revoke the strike allegation after Gascón took office. That’s because Gascon had issued a “special directive” that barred prosecutors from filingstrike allegations, according to a disposition report reviewed by The Times. Gascón’s policy regarding strikes...
    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Three former fraternity members were sentenced Thursday to jail terms for their roles in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student, while two others were ordered to serve house arrest. Jarrett Prizel, 19, of Olean, New York, Daylen Dunson, 22, of Cleveland, and Ben Boyers, 21, of Sylvania, Ohio, had all pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and hazing counts. Dunson and Boyers also pleaded guilty to obstructing justice, while Dunson also admitted to tampering with evidence. Niall Sweeney, 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania, and Aaron Lehane, 21, of Loveland, Ohio, both pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and hazing, while Lehane also admitted to obstructing official business. The charges stemmed from the March 2021 death of Stone Foltz, 20, a sophomore from Delaware, Ohio. Authorities have said Foltz died of alcohol poisoning after a fraternity initiation event in which he was hazed into finishing an entire bottle of alcohol. He was found unconscious by a roommate after members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity dropped him off at his apartment. Foltz...
    A Westchester County man has been sentenced to 10 years of probation for sexually abusing a woman while she was sleeping. Anthony Urena, age 25, of New Castle, was sentenced on Wednesday, June 15, after being found guilty by a jury, said Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah. In addition to the 10 years, Urena will be required to register as a sex offender, the DA's Office said. On July 21, 2019, at approximately 4 a.m., Urena sexually abused the victim while she was sleeping in the defendant’s home in New Castle, the DA's Office said. The New Castle Police Department arrested Urena on Nov. 5, 2020, following an investigation, with assistance from the Ossining Police Department. In a victim impact statement made to the court, the victim stated: “You have stolen something from me I will never get back. I felt violated. I felt scared... I felt betrayed. I felt embarrassed...  No one should ever have the misfortune of blissfully thinking they can trust a friend who is not really a friend at all and would violate them given the opportunity. I hope this...
    The man who killed two policemen in El Monte, California, Tuesday was on probation for illegally carrying a firearm, according to court papers. The officers were identified as Cpl. Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday, adding the gunman was identified as 35-year-old Justin Flores: Arrested in 2020 and charged with possessing methamphetamine, a handgun and ammunition, Flores pleaded no contest in February 2021 to possessing a firearm as a felon, records show. Prosecutors dropped the other charges. Flores, who previously served two prison terms for burglary and car theft, had been prohibited from carrying a gun since 2011. Though the gun conviction alone could have sent him to prison for three years, Flores was instead sentenced to two years’ probation and 20 days in jail, which he’d already served, a prosecutor said at a plea hearing. Flores was ordered not to possess any weapons, including guns, ammunition and knives, a transcript of the hearing shows. He was warned that if he breached these terms, he could be sent to prison for up to three...
    Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón is being blamed after two local police officers were murdered on Tuesday night by a convict who was free after a lenient plea bargain and allegedly violated his parole by carrying a gun. Local Fox affiliate KTTV-11 reported Tuesday that two officers from the town of El Monte, California, in Los Angeles County, were shot after responding to an emergency call at a motel: The El Monte Police Department responded to a call of a possible stabbing at a motel near Garvey and Central avenues Monday evening. Upon arrival, a gunman opened fire at the responding officers, El Monte city officials said in a press release. Two of the officers – Corporal Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana – were hit in the shooting and were taken to LAC-USC Medical Center. Medical personnel did everything they could to revive the officers. However, both Paredes and Santana were later pronounced dead at the hospital. … [The gunman] has since been identified as 35-year-old Justin Flores. Officials said Flores was due in court on June...
    One a veteran officer and the other a relative rookie, they were united by a drive to serve the city that raised them. Cpl. Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana — the El Monte police officers killed in a shootout at Siesta Inn on Tuesday after responding to a call about a possible stabbing — left behind wives and children and a hometown in mourning. “They’re El Monte homegrown,” said Mayor Jessica Ancona, who knew both officers, as she fought back tears. “They’re our boys.” Justin Flores, 35, who allegedly fired at the officers, was on probation for a gun charge at the time of the shooting, court records show. In an interview, Lynn Covarrubias, Flores’ mother, confirmed that her son had been killed by police at the motel. Paredes, 42, started his law enforcement career as a cadet with the El Monte Police Department and was sworn in as a full-time officer in the summer of 2000. On Facebook, his sister had changed her profile picture to an image of a badge — No. 565. He is survived...
    Los Angeles' district attorney George Gascon has been slammed as 'radical' and 'soft on crime' after it was revealed that the man who killed two police officers on Tuesday was out on probation for a gun charge at the time due to his policies. Gunman Justin William Flores, 35, shot dead Corporal Michael Paredes, 42, and Officer Joseph Santana, 31, in a motel shootout while the police officers were investigating a reported stabbing in suburban Los Angeles. Flores, who was shot and killed at the scene, was on probation for a gun charge at the time of the shooting, which occurred a day after his probation officer requested that he return to court later in the month, court records show. The case has sparked outrage, with many criticizing DA Gascon for being soft on criminals with his woke policies - and those policies meant Flores was not in jail at the time of the shooting.  Flores had a previous strike conviction in 2011 for burglary and last year he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm,...
    EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — The wife of a man who killed two Southern California police officers Tuesday in a shootout told a television station that her husband had previously attacked her and she warned the officers that he had a gun inside a suburban Los Angeles motel. The gunman, identified as Justin William Flores, was shot and killed at the scene. His wife told KCBS-TV that he had attacked her two days ago and she had moved into the motel to escape him but he tracked her down. “I am so deeply sorry, my deepest condolences for saving me, I’m so, so, so sorry,” Diana Flores tearfully told the TV station. “They didn’t deserve that, or their families. They really didn’t. They were trying to help me and I told them before they went in the room, ‘Don’t go in. He has a gun.’” The officers — Cpl. Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana, who were identified Wednesday — were both slain while investigating a possible stabbing at a motel in El Monte. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that...
    The gunman who allegedly killed two El Monte police officers Tuesday when they responded to a call at a motel was on probation for a gun charge at the time of the shooting, law enforcement sources said. The suspect’s mother, Lynn Covarrubias, confirmed Wednesday her son Justin Flores was killed by police in the shooting. Covarrubias, 54, said her son and his wife were separated and would often stay at the Siesta Inn motel on Garvey Avenue. The couple had a 7-year-old daughter. She said she didn’t know any details about the shooting or what prompted it. Two sources with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office identified the gunman as Flores. One said Flores was on probation for a gun possession offense at the time of the shooting and had been arrested last year for possessing a firearm and narcotics. They spokes to The Times on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. California Killing of two El Monte police officers in shooting stuns city: ‘They were good men’ The shooting occurred near Central...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of singer and actress Lindsay Lohan.PersonalBirth date: July 2, 1986Birthplace: New York, New York Birth name: Lindsay Dee LohanRead MoreFather: Michael Lohan, an ex-Wall Street trader Mother: Dina (Sullivan) Lohan, a television personality, actress and managerOther FactsLohan has performed on the soundtracks to the movies "Freaky Friday" (2003), "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" (2004), "Mean Girls" (2004), "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" (2004), "Herbie Fully Loaded" (2005), and "A Prairie Home Companion" (2006). Received treatment for drugs and alcohol on at least five occasions since 2007.Timeline1989 - Begins working with the Ford Modeling Agency and appearing in television commercials.1996-1997 - First regular television appearance is on the soap opera, "Another World."July 29, 1998 - Appears in her first movie role, as identical twins, in "The Parent Trap."December 7, 2004 - Her first album, "Speak," is released on Casablanca Records and sells more than 250,000 copies domestically in the first week. December 6, 2005 - Releases her second album titled, "A Little More Personal (Raw)."May 26, 2007 - Is arrested in Beverly Hills...
    The 20-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a Wicomico County Sheriff's deputy in Pittsville was on probation for a previous crime in Baltimore, officials announced. Delmar resident Austin Jacob Allen Davidson was apprehended on Sunday, June 12 after shooting and killing Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard, a 16-year veteran officer who was murdered days before his 42nd birthday, according to State Police and Hilliard's department. At the time of the shooting, Davidson had multiple outstanding warrants out for his arrest in several jurisdictions and was on "probation before judgment" for a 2019 armed robbery, the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 stated. Members of the Baltimore County FOP Lodge 4 also took to social media to address the fatal shooting. "(Our) officers have the most difficult job in Maryland," they posted. "Residents must recognize that the police aren't the problem. "'Woke' and progressive prosecutors are," they continued. "The effects of their practices have now spread across the state and led to the murder of a deputy sheriff."    Shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, Hilliard found...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The owner of an exotic animal breeding business in Florida has been sentenced to five years’ probation for illegally selling a capuchin monkey to a celebrity in Los Angeles. A federal indictment doesn’t name the celebrity, but key details match an Associated Press report that wildlife agents seized singer Chris Brown’s pet monkey after serving a search warrant on his Los Angeles home in early January 2018. Wildlife agents moved in after Brown shared a picture of the capuchin monkey with millions of his followers on Instagram. Prosecutors later dropped charges of possessing the monkey without a permit after Brown agreed to forfeit his rights to Fiji and pay $35,000 for the monkey’s care. As for the monkey breeder, a federal judge in Tampa on Wednesday ordered Jimmy Hammonds to pay a $90,000 fine to a fund operated by the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service. Also, he has to serve eight months of his probation in home confinement. According to the indictment, the celebrity paid $12,650 to Hammonds, who operated The Monkey Whisperer Ranch...
    A Cochise County Judge sentenced a woman to probation for illegally casting her dead mother’s early ballot in 2020. “Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that 56-year-old Krista Michelle Conner of Cochise County was sentenced today (June 6, 2022) by Judge Timothy Dickerson of Cochise County Superior Court to three (3) years of supervised probation on one count of illegal voting, a class 6 felony, for illegally casting the early ballot of her deceased mother during the November 2020 general election. Conner’s voter registration was also revoked and may be reinstated upon completion of probation. As a condition of that probation, Conner was ordered to pay $890.00 in fines and surcharges and was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service,” according to a press release from the Attorney General’s Office (AGO). In February, the AGO’s election integrity unit indicted Conner for placing a signature on her deceased mother’s ballot. Conner’s mother died approximately one month before Conner signed the ballot. This sentencing came out the same day the Arizona Republican Party’s (AZGOP) attempt to end most mail-in voting was rejected by...
    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of burning tire marks across a gay pride streetscape in South Florida while participating in a rally for former President Donald Trump last summer has been sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service. Alexander Jerich, 20, of Lake Worth, had previously pleaded guilty to felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor reckless driving, but a Palm Beach County circuit judge withheld adjudication during a Tuesday hearing, meaning Jerich will not have a felony on his record if he successfully completes his probation. Prosecutors had been seeking 30 days in jail, community service and five years of probation. The judge had also previously ordered Jerich to write a 25-page essay on the deadly 2016 shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Jerich turned in the essay about the 49 people killed during the Pulse nightclub shooting before Tuesday’s hearing. Jerich joined a convoy of about 30 vehicles last June on Delray Beach to celebrate Trump’s birthday, officials said. A video that quickly went viral showed a white pickup truck adorned...
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the husband-and-wife attorneys whose law licenses were placed on probation for pointing guns at racial injustice protesters outside their St. Louis mansion in 2020. Mark McCloskey, who is seeking the Republican nomination for one of Missouri’s U.S. Senate seats in the August primary, said he wasn’t surprised by the high court’s decision since it takes up relatively few cases. “I was a little disappointed because I thought that the concept of a lawyer being sanctioned for doing no more than just defending himself and exercising his Second Amendment rights would be an issue that the Supreme Court might find significant,” McCloskey said. The Missouri Supreme Court in February placed the couple’s licenses on probation for one year, allowing them to continue to practice law. They must also provide 100 hours of fee legal service. The appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court sought to end the probation. Last month, the state’s high court denied the McCloskeys’ request to provide free legal service to the conservative...