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  • CA: Bail set, plea deal offered to John Mark Karr

    09/19/2006 2:52:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 583+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/19/06 | Marcus Wohlsen - ap
    One-time JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr was offered a plea deal Tuesday in Sonoma County Superior Court on child pornography charges that would free him on probation. Assistant District Attorney Joann Risse said prosecutors would waive three of the five child pornography possession charges against him if he pleaded guilty on two remaining charges. Karr, 41, would get credit for time served and would be placed on probation for three years. Defense lawyer Robert Amparan said he would discuss the deal with Karr, but said he still believes his client is innocent. Amparan said the public had received...
  • Television bounty hunter Dog Chapman set free on bail in Hawaii

    09/16/2006 10:11:39 AM PDT · by Hannibal Hamlin · 76 replies · 5,748+ views
    AP ^ | 9/16/06
    Television bounty hunter Dog Chapman set free on bail in Hawaii By Associated Press Saturday, September 16, 2006 - Updated: 12:08 PM EST HONOLULU - TV reality star Duane “Dog” Chapman and two co-stars accused of illegal detention and conspiracy in the bounty hunters’ capture of a cosmetics company heir in Mexico posted bail and were released Friday. Chapman was released on $300,000 bail after spending the night in a federal detention center and his co-stars on the popular A&E show “Dog The Bounty Hunter” were freed on $100,000 bail each. Chapman, his son, Leland Chapman, and associate Timothy Chapman,...
  • Lou Diamond Phillips Arrested And Released

    08/12/2006 2:45:42 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 514+ views
    6ABC.com ^ | 8/12/06
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - August 12, 2006 - Actor Lou Diamond Phillips was released from jail on his own recognizance Friday following his arrest for allegedly physically abusing his live-in girlfriend. "Our office reviewed the case today and referred it to the city attorney's hearing program. The parties will come in and sit with one of our attorneys, who will try to mediate the situation," said Jonathan Diamond, a city attorney's spokesman. "Charges could be filed down the road, but we're trying to resolve this through the hearing program," Diamond added. Phillips, best known for his roles in "La Bamba"...
  • Sears Tower suspects denied bail

    07/05/2006 5:37:38 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 3 replies · 335+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6 July 2006 | Randy Nieves-Ruiz
    A US judge has denied bail overnight to six Miami men charged with conspiracy to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago because he considered them a threat to the community. "The charges against each and everyone of these defendants are serious charges and involve crimes of violence," said Judge Ted Bandstra. "The government presents a strong case in support of conspiracy charges," he said, citing videotapes submitted to the court that show one of the defendants discussing with an FBI informant plans to blow up the Sears Tower. One of the tapes also shows the whole group pledging loyalty...
  • San Jose mayor (Democrat Ron Gonzales) posts bail after indictment

    06/22/2006 1:58:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 577+ views
    Mayor Ron Gonzales was indicted by a county grand jury Thursday on six counts, his office said, but the allegations were not immediately clear. Prosecutors have said they were investigating whether Gonzales committed any crime for secretly negotiating a trash hauling contract with Norcal Waste Systems that cost taxpayers an additional $11.25 million in labor costs. Neither authorities nor Gonzales could immediately be reached for comment, but the mayor's office said he and aide Joe Guerra posted bail Thursday morning. Guerra's lawyer, Alan Lagod, hadn't seen an indictment, but said his client and the mayor "self-surrendered at the sheriff's department...
  • Woman Accused of Murdering Husband Posts Bail

    12/05/2005 8:31:21 AM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 1,140+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Dec 5, 2005 9:55 am US/Eastern
    A Brick Township woman is free on $2 million bail as she awaits trial, accused of murdering her husband and disposing of his dismembered body parts in three suitcases. Melanie McGuire, 32, posted bail Saturday and was released from the Middlesex County Jail. She is charged with killing her husband, William T. McGuire. William McGuire, 39, was killed between April 28 and May 5, 2004, according to his wife's indictment. Melanie McGuire shot her husband in their Woodbridge apartment, dismembered the body and placed the remains in black plastic trash bags inside three suitcases, according to court documents. The suitcases...
  • CA: Judge sets bail for engineer in spy case

    11/18/2005 9:14:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 279+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/18/05 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge set bail at $300,000 Friday for a Chinese-American engineer accused of stealing U.S. military secrets, but ordered his younger brother held until another hearing later this month. Chi Mak, his wife and brother were indicted Tuesday on a charge of acting as agents of a foreign government without prior notification to the U.S. attorney general. If convicted, each could face up to 10 years in prison. According to the original affidavit, Mak, 65, stole computer disks from defense contractor Power Paragon, where he was lead engineer on a sensitive research project involving...
  • Russian U.N. diplomat freed on bail (charged w/conspiring w/UN procurement agency)

    11/18/2005 4:59:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 368+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/18/05 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - A Russian U.N. official accused of money laundering was released on $500,000 bail posted by his government on Friday, Russia's U.N. Mission said. Vladimir Kuznetsov, 48, who chaired the powerful U.N. budget oversight committee, had been jailed since Sept. 1 on charges that he conspired with a U.N. procurement officer to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars from foreign companies seeking contracts with the world body. He has pleaded innocent to the charges. Maria Zakharova, press secretary at Russia's U.N. Mission, confirmed that Kuznetsov was freed after the Russian government paid his $500,000 bail. Moscow is keeping...
  • Troopers say daughter steals from parents for hubby’s bail

    10/24/2005 9:32:20 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 7 replies · 248+ views
    Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette ^ | 22 October 2005 | Rebecca S. Green
    An attempt to bail her husband out of jail was successful but seems to have landed a Miami County woman behind bars herself. Katrina Hyde’s husband, Todd Hyde, was cooling his heels in the Miami County Jail, held on charges of dealing methamphetamine and possession of anhydrous ammonia with a $25,000 bond. So, using three credit cards police say she stole from her parents, Katrina Hyde obtained a cash advance, went to the jail and put up the 10 percent surety required for Todd Hyde’s release. She also used the cards to hire an Indianapolis attorney for her husband’s pending...
  • Canadian pot activist, wanted by U.S., gets bail

    08/02/2005 4:40:38 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 24 replies · 683+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Aug 2nd, 05 | Allan Dowd
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A judge rejected a U.S. request that a Canadian marijuana activist be held without bail on Tuesday in a case that is likely to ignite debate over the countries' diverging drug policies. U.S. officials say Marc Emery illegally sold millions of dollars worth of marijuana seeds, but Emery's supporters say his business activities were well known for years and tolerated by groups that included Canada's federal health ministry. Emery is a founder of the pro-legalization B.C. Marijuana Party and his arrest comes as the Canadian government is pushing a measure to decriminalize possession of small...
  • Mugabe In Plea For S Africa To Bail Him Out Of Crisis

    07/18/2005 8:02:34 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 592+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-19-2005 | David Blair
    Mugabe in plea for S Africa to bail him out of crisis By David Blair in Johannesburg (Filed: 19/07/2005) President Robert Mugabe's destruction of Zimbabwe's economy began to strike home yesterday after he had to ask South Africa for a rescue package. Unable to arrest the spiralling crisis or buy essential supplies of fuel, Zimbabwe has turned to its powerful neighbour. ‘Embarrassing’: Robert Mugabe has finally acknowledged the gravity of Zimbabwe's situation Senior officials have visited South Africa to request an emergency injection of money likely to run into hundreds of millions of pounds. About one third of Zimbabwe's economy...
  • Bail denied for 90-year-old drug suspect (It's a family affair!)

    07/09/2005 10:01:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 355+ views
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge ordered a 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old son jailed without bail on drug charges, saying they might represent a danger to the community if freed. Lucious Westry, also known as "Big "Mama," and son Calvin Westry pleaded innocent Friday. Defense attorneys asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Bert Milling Jr. to let them stay with Calvin Westry's daughter until the case is resolved, but he refused. "I'm not concerned about a risk of flight," the magistrate judge said. "I am concerned about the danger to the public because of a long-standing drug activity in that...
  • Bali terrorists 'in Philippines'

    06/11/2005 7:27:15 AM PDT · by Valin · 2 replies · 182+ views
    TWO terrorists wanted in connection with the 2002 Bali bomb blast may be on the run in the southern Philippines, a US thinktank believes. The private sector intelligence group Stratfor, said reports from the Philippines indicated the two members of the terror group Jemaah Islamiah (JI) had been sighted in a mountainous region bordering the southern Muslim-dominated provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur on the island of Mindanao. Pitono, also known as Dulmatin, and Umar Patek, are both sought in connection with a series of attacks against Western targets in Indonesia, including the October 2002 Bali nightclub bombing that...
  • CA: Most illegal aliens freed on bail, own recognizance

    06/08/2005 9:34:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 524+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 6/8/05 | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON -- Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 100,000 non-Mexicans illegally crossing into the United States through Mexico over the past eight months and let the vast majority of them go free on bail or their own recognizance, immigration officials told a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday. About 70 percent of so-called non-Mexican illegal immigrants captured along the southern border of the United States are released on their own recognizance to appear at a future deportation hearing, Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Few ever show up. The rise in non-Mexican illegal immigrants captured while crossing the Mexican...
  • Suspected al-Qaida loyalists denied bail

    05/31/2005 8:54:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 263+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/31/05 | Larry Neumeister - AP
    NEW YORK - Two U.S. citizens accused of being al-Qaida loyalists were each ordered held without bail Tuesday as they appeared in federal courtrooms in New York and Florida. Tarik Shah, 42, of New York, waved and smiled at supporters and appeared relaxed at his preliminary hearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan before Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz. In Fort Pierce, Fla., Dr. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 50, told U.S. District Judge James Hopkins that he had yet to hire an attorney, and the judge set the next hearing in his case for June 6. Neither defendant had entered a plea...
  • GET OUT OF GOLD! Head for the exits! (Commentary)

    12/10/2004 7:02:08 PM PST · by SierraWasp · 57 replies · 2,188+ views
    CBS MarketWatch.com ^ | 12/9/04 | Tim W. Wood
    GET OUT OF GOLD! Head for the exits!Commentary: Gold has likely topped By Tim W. Wood, Cycles News & Views Last Update: 1:19 PM ET Dec. 9, 2004 GULF SHORES, Ala. (Cycles) -- It's truly amazing to watch the sentiment pendulum as it swings from one extreme to the other. At the 2001 bottom, everyone everywhere was totally disgusted with gold. When I suggested buying gold I was met with rejection, "Gold is dead" to quote my critics. Here we are some four years later, gold topped $458 last week - a three year high. On Wednesday, gold fell more...
  • Bail costs to shoot up for arrest with a gun

    07/01/2004 6:25:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 218+ views
    The San Francisco Gate ^ | June 30, 2004 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    The cost of being arrested with a gun in San Francisco is about to go up -- big time. Starting Thursday, Superior Court judges -- with a nudge from the district attorney's office -- will be doubling, tripling and even quadrupling bail for people arrested for weapons-related felonies. The bail for assault with a firearm, for instance, will jump from $35,000 to $75,000 -- far surpassing the $50,000 bail for the same crime in Marin, Contra Costa and San Mateo counties. Get arrested for possessing or selling a machine gun in San Francisco and bail will rocket from $25,000 to...
  • Robert Durst Charged Again

    02/12/2004 4:07:55 PM PST · by i_dont_chat · 4 replies · 149+ views
    myself
    Just heard on TV. Galveston County TX has charged Robert Durst with tampering with evidence (chopping up the body of his neighbor Morris Black). Judge has set ANOTHER bond -- ANOTHER $1 billion. That makes a total bond of $3 billion (with a B).
  • $3,000,000 Bail for Jackson: Warrant attest to "MULTIPLE" counts of child molestation.

    11/19/2003 11:08:16 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 419 replies · 498+ views
    Fox News Alert ^ | 19 NOV 03 | dcbryan1
    Live news cast....breaking..more follows
  • Blake handyman formally released; $1 million bail refunded

    11/17/2003 5:24:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 157+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/17/03 | Linda Deutsch - AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert Blake's handyman was formally released from the actor's murder case Monday and his $1 million bail was refunded to Blake after the prosecution declined to appeal the dismissal of a conspiracy charge against Earle Caldwell.</p>
  • Brooklyn Dem Leader Norman Arraigned ($25,000 bail set after perp walk)

    10/10/2003 4:10:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 262+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | 10/10/03 | Graham Rayman
    B'klyn Dem Leader Norman Arraigned By Graham Rayman Staff Writer October 10, 2003, 3:47 PM EDT After a night in the District Attorney's office, county democratic leader Clarence Norman strolled into a Brooklyn courtroom yesterday in handcuffs with a smile on his face. Norman was arraigned yesterday before Bronx Supreme Court justice Martin Marcus on two counts of grand larceny and one count of failing to file business records. He pleaded not guilty. He faces up to seven years in prison. The handcuffs were removed after he walked in by a detective, who smiled almost apologetically to Norman's parents who...
  • Iran Envoy In Bombing Inquiry Is Freed On Bail

    09/12/2003 5:24:16 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 316+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-13-2003 | Anton La Guardia
    Iran envoy in bombing inquiry is freed on bail By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 13/09/2003) A senior Iranian diplomat arrested in Britain last month was released on bail yesterday after the High Court ruled that no evidence had yet been presented to support charges that he was involved in the bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires. The surprise ruling may be an early hint of problems with the extradition request issued by an Argentine judge, Juan Jose Galeano, who is investigating the attack that killed 85 people in 1994. The High Court decision will relieve...
  • No shows a no-no, judge says

    08/26/2003 6:09:25 AM PDT · by Doctor Notes · 3 replies · 207+ views
    The Hattiesburg American ^ | Sunday, August 24, 2003 | Nikki Davis Maute
    <p>In an effort to make sure those who are accused of crimes show up in court, Forrest-Perry County Circuit Judge Bob Helfrich said he is requiring defendants to show up with their lawyer or bail bondsman monthly.</p> <p>And those who fail to make the trip to the Forrest County Courthouse face jail time as a result.</p>
  • MISSILE-SMUGGLE SUSPECT OUT ON BAIL

    08/21/2003 2:10:30 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 306+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/21/03 | Post Wire Services
  • Accused Iraqi spy denied bail

    07/18/2003 9:35:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 249+ views
    The Times of India ^ | July 18 2003 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO: A judge denied bail to a man accused of spying on Iraqi opposition groups for Saddam Hussein, saying he had "hitched his star to the murderer and torturer of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis”. Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi, 61, held his head in his hands on Thursday as federal magistrate judge Edward A Bobrick accused him of spying for "the maniacal, perverted, homicidal mass murderer and torturer of women and children." The community newspaper publisher is accused of spying on Iraqi opposition leaders in this country on behalf of Saddam's intelligence service while failing to register as an agent of...
  • Stewart Expected In NYC Court Today-12 Noon ET [perp walk]

    06/04/2003 8:32:56 AM PDT · by ewing · 54 replies · 485+ views
    ABC News and The Drudge Report ^ | June 4, 2003 | Matt Drudge
    Martha Stewart is expected to arrive in a NYC court at 12:00 noon today.(to answer the Grand Jury indictment against her)
  • Attorney: Martha Stewart Will Plead Innocent if Indicted

    06/03/2003 12:59:26 PM PDT · by ewing · 22 replies · 468+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 3, 2003 | staff report
    Domestic style setter Matha Stewart intends to declare her innocence and proceed top trail if indicted, her attorney said on Tuesday.Attorney Robert Morvillo disclosed Stwarts intentions in a brief statement.Earlier Stewarts company, Martha Stewart Living, said Federal Prosecutors intended to seek a grand jury indictment against her.The company said it was also informed that a civil complaint by the Security and Exchange Commission was expected.
  • Judge Orders Robert Blake to Stand Trial (May make bail today and be released)

    03/13/2003 12:06:48 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 2 replies · 193+ views
    AP ^ | 3/13/2003 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    Judge Orders Robert Blake to Stand Trial LOS ANGELES - A judge ruled Thursday that Robert Blake (news) must stand trial on charges of murdering his wife, saying the actor "had the time, the opportunity and the motive to commit the shooting." AP Photo Slideshow: Robert Blake Superior Court Judge Lloyd Nash also said Blake could be released on $1.5 million bail, news that appeared to stun the 69-year-old actor who has been jailed since April. Blake's handyman-bodyguard, Earle Caldwell, will also be tried on a count of conspiracy in the slaying of Bonnie Lee Bakley, the judge ruled. The...
  • Judge Denies Blake Bail Again

    10/09/2002 10:04:42 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 20 replies · 306+ views
    NBC4TV ^ | 10/9/02
    A Los Angeles judge has denied bail to actor Robert Blake, who's been in jail since April 18 in connection with the murder of his wife. Judge Lloyd Nash said his decision does not mean he believes Blake is guilty of murdering Bonny Lee Bakley. According to The Associated Press, Nash said he had reviewed hundreds of pages of documents submitted by both sides before the hearing, but could not "make findings of fact without hearing evidence." Nash says he'll reconsider his bail decision after an upcoming preliminary hearing, in which witnesses will testify. The hearing had been set for...
  • Calif. Supreme Court Considers Bail for Blake

    10/04/2002 9:53:49 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 251+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/3/03
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California Supreme Court has ordered Los Angeles' sheriff to explain why actor Robert Blake should not have a bail hearing before going on trial for the May 4, 2001 murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley. The high court ordered the sheriff's department, which runs the county jails and investigated the murder, to show the trial court the evidence supporting a special charge of "lying in wait" against the 69-year-old former star of the "Baretta" crime-fighting TV series. The special charge makes Blake ineligible for bail. The justices ordered the sheriff's department to show "whether...
  • Al-Qaida suspect who videotaped U.S. landmarks freed on bail

    09/25/2002 5:37:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 276+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9-25-02 | JEROME SOCOLOVSKY
    <p>MADRID, Spain (AP) --  An al-Qaida suspect who shot videotapes of U.S. landmarks believed to have been used to prepare the Sept. 11 attacks may go free once he posts bail, a defense lawyer's firm said Tuesday.</p> <p>Spain's top terrorism judge, Baltasar Garzon, set bail at $146,550 each for Ghasoub Al-Abrash Ghalyoun and two other al-Qaida suspects. They had previously been held in preventative custody -- meaning no bail was set.</p>
  • Judge will rule by Oct 3 on bail for terror suspects

    09/21/2002 10:04:32 AM PDT · by ganesha · 3 replies · 290+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | september 21 | Michael Beebe
    Judge will rule by Oct. 3 on bail for terror suspects By MICHAEL BEEBE News Staff Reporter 9/21/2002 Six Lackawanna men charged with providing support to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network will remain jailed at least for another two weeks, until a federal magistrate judge rules after conducting one of the longest bail hearings on record here. Both sides will submit written briefs on their argument to the judge, who said he will issue a written decision by Oct. 3. Government prosecutors offered little new evidence in their rebuttal Friday to defense claims that the accused pose no danger to...
  • Dentist remains free on bail - Allegation she visited woman's home dismissed

    07/30/2002 5:20:17 AM PDT · by buffyt · 14 replies · 790+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 30, 2002, 12:24AM | By CAROL CHRISTIAN and RUTH RENDON
    It was a case of mistaken identity, but it still landed a Clear Lake dentist and accused killer back in court Monday. Clara Harris, the dentist accused of murder for repeatedly driving over her husband, sits in a courtroom with her lawyer, George Parnham. Clara Harris, 44, accused of repeatedly running over her husband with a car and killing him, remained free on bond after her attorney convinced prosecutors she did not go to the home of her husband's mistress in violation of the court's order. Prosecutor Mia Magness withdrew a motion to revoke bond after concluding Clara Harris did...
  • Rigas Family Out On Bail (Ouch! They Own Nadda Now)

    07/24/2002 1:05:28 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 48 replies · 470+ views
    AP | 7-24-02 | my favorite headache
    Each family member out on 10 million dollars bond each. They lose all of their homes and had to surrender 5,000 acres of land they own surrounding the Adelphia HQ, as well as surrender all passports and travel documents....aka..they should be put on suicide watch.
  • Bail Denied for Head of Islamic Charity Accused of Having Terrorism Links

    06/18/2002 8:22:05 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 5 replies · 280+ views
    AP ^ | 6-18-02 | Mike Robinson
    CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge denied bail Tuesday to the head of an Islamic charity charged with perjury for denying government claims that his group supports terrorism or military activity. Enaam Arnaout, 40, head of Benevolence International Foundation, will remain in federal custody pending further action in his case, U.S. District Judge Joan Gottschall said. The judge acknowledged that evidence of possible links to terrorism is fragmentary. But she said that while the perjury charge would not send Arnaout to prison for long, the government has said it might bring terrorism charges requiring a sentence of more than 20...