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  • Prosecutor: Sizemore Violated Probation

    06/22/2005 7:53:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 582+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - A prosecutor told a judge Wednesday that actor Tom Sizemore violated his probation by trying to falsify a urine test for drugs. Deputy District Attorney Sean Carney said Sizemore, 43, also failed to report to his probation officer, did not advise authorities of his new address and missed drug rehab counseling sessions. Outside court, Sizemore denied the allegations. "I have been clean and sober and they are pandering to the city attorney," said the actor, who has appeared in such films as "Black Hawk Down" and "Saving Private Ryan." If a judge determines he violated probation, Sizemore...
  • Mom violates probation with Today Show appearance

    05/27/2005 9:16:41 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 1,994+ views ^ | 5 27 05 | wndu
    Elkhart, IN - An Elkhart boy who climbed into a crane machine last week has garnered national attention including an appearance on the Today Show but the media spotlight almost landed his mother in jail. According to our reporting partners at The Truth, the boy's mother, 22-year-old Danielle Manges, violated her probation Monday when she went to New York and appeared on the Today Show with her son. Manges pleaded guilty last year to a felony charge of auto theft and was sentenced last October to 18 months of probation. Her Today Show appearance was her third violation in...
  • Minister had hope for ex-con in Maine

    05/23/2005 6:06:18 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 45 replies · 1,177+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | May 23, 2005 | Associated Press
    Monday, May 23, 2005 Minister had hope for ex-con in Maine Associated Press ©Copyright 2004 Associated Press. E-mail this story to a friend MONTPELIER, Vt. — The pastor who drove Kent Hanson to Maine after he was released from prison had high hopes for the ex-convict. The Rev. Pete Fiske of The Church at Prison holds services at the St. Albans prison and helps offenders after they leave prison. On the morning of May 12, the 63-year-old Hanson had just served the last minutes of a 20-year sentence for the 1985 murder of Helena Warner. Fiske was taking the man...
  • Meth-feeding mom sentenced to probation

    05/12/2005 10:21:54 AM PDT · by holymoly · 7 replies · 641+ views
    News-Review ^ | May 12, 2005 | AP
    BEND, Ore. (AP) — A mother was sentenced to five years probation because her baby ingested methamphetamine from breast milk. Kristy Meialoha Davis, 30, of Redmond is one of three women who have been charged in Deschutes County with this type of offense in recent months. Two have been sentenced to probation and a third is awaiting trial. Prosecutor Victoria Roe said at Wednesday’s sentencing that the baby’s father — who faces drug charges of his own — reported Davis to authorities in November. The baby tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine. Roe told Judge A. Michael Adler that the...
  • Nude Man Covered in Cheese Gets Probation

    02/28/2005 8:10:01 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 50 replies · 1,463+ views
    ap ^ | 2-28-05
    Nude Man Covered in Cheese Gets Probation 39 minutes ago Strange News - AP MARYVILLE, Tenn. - A man caught by police last summer on his 23rd birthday running naked and covered in nacho cheese pleaded guilty Monday to burglary and four other charges. Michael David Monn of Maryville appeared before Blount County Circuit Court Judge D. Kelly Thomas and pleaded guilty to burglary, theft, vandalism, indecent exposure and public intoxication. In a plea bargain with prosecutors, Monn was sentenced to three years in prison but was given supervised probation. He also was given a judicial deferral, which means if...
  • Confusing Rules Deny Vote to Ex-Felons, Study Says

    02/21/2005 10:17:53 AM PST · by neverdem · 140 replies · 2,600+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 20, 2005 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 - An estimated 1.5 million former convicts are unable to vote in 14 states around the country because of state policies that make it cumbersome, confusing and difficult for them to return to voter rolls after completing their sentences, according to a new study. Fewer than 3 percent of felons in those states have managed to register to vote after finishing their sentences, according to the study released Wednesday by the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit research group that favors more liberal sentencing policies for criminals. In Mississippi, for instance, just 107 of more than 82,000 felons have...
  • Mother Gets Probation In Toddler's Death

    12/15/2004 7:29:08 AM PST · by Ellesu · 11 replies · 700+ views
    The mother of murdered three year old Myia George will serve no time in prison, despite being ordered by a judge not to leave her daughter in the care of the man who killed her. In September of 2003, Myia's mother, Melissa Turnage, left the toddler in the hands of Jessie White. Prosecutors say that's when White beat and sexually abused Myia. She died two days later in a hospital. White was convicted of Myia's death and is now serving a life sentence at Angola. Thirty-one year old Turnage was charged with second degree cruelty to juveniles in connection with...
  • "Private Ryan" actor's probation revoked

    09/02/2004 7:07:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 559+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/2/04 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - Actor Tom Sizemore's probation in a domestic abuse case involving former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss was revoked Thursday because he failed to complete a drug test. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Antonio Barreto Jr. allowed Sizemore to remain free pending an evidence hearing on Nov. 8. But in the meantime, the judge said, the actor's probation "is in a revoked status." Authorities said Sizemore refused to provide a urine sample for a drug test at a probation office last month. "He simply walked out," prosecutor Robert Cha said outside court. Sizemore's attorney said the actor went to...
  • Woman gets five years probation in hot-car death [killed her three-year old]

    08/21/2004 7:58:16 AM PDT · by HawkeyeLonewolf · 7 replies · 555+ views
    A woman whose 3-year-old daughter died after being left inside a hot car received a sentence of five years probation in Fulton County Superior Court Friday. Prosecutors wanted Nakia Burgess to spend six years in prison. The sentencing came after Burgess took the stand, accepted responsibility for Asan'te Burgess' death, and said there was no worse punishment than watching your own child die. “I have images of her calling for me, grabbing for the window when I know she was calling for me because I was the one that always protected her, I was the one that loved her. Even...
  • Sizemore Arrested on Probation Violation

    08/11/2004 7:44:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 565+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/11/04 | AP - Hollywood
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Actor Tom Sizemore was arrested Wednesday on a probation violation and released after posting $10,000 bail, authorities said. Sizemore, 42, was arrested for a narcotics violation when probation officers conducting random visits discovered drugs at his residence, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Vance Duffy. Sizemore, who has appeared in such films as "Black Hawk Down" and "Saving Private Ryan," was sentenced in October to six months in jail on misdemeanor charges of harassing, annoying and physically abusing former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss during their two-year relationship. Superior Court Judge Antonio Barreto Jr. stayed the jail...
  • Warrant Leaves Md. Roofer Dazed, Jailed

    08/02/2004 3:08:12 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 37 replies · 1,723+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, July 25, 2004 | Paul Schwartzman
    The Caribbean cruise ship docked at Port Canaveral, Fla., that morning, and Patrick and Bernadette Clerkin and their three children awoke tanned and relaxed and ready for their trip home to Maryland. There was a knock at their cabin door. Patrick Clerkin, owner of a Brandywine roofing company, was about to take a shower, so his wife answered to find three U.S. customs agents. Politely and almost apologetically, the agents announced that they were there to arrest Patrick Clerkin. "This must be some kind of mistake," Bernadette Clerkin told herself as the children giggled at seeing their churchgoing father being...
  • Murder defendant was on probation (gotta see pic of perp)

    04/27/2004 9:20:45 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 31 replies · 293+ views
    Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin ^ | 04/27/04 | Nancy Dooling
    <p>BINGHAMTON -- Richard V. Lawrence broke a board against his former girlfriend's head and kicked her in the face in a Sept. 19 attack at her Clinton Street apartment.</p> <p>For that crime, he was given five years of probation on Feb. 4 in Broome County Court. He was originally charged with first-degree burglary, but it was reduced to attempted second-degree burglary as part of a plea bargain with the district attorney's office.</p>
  • Woman Gets Probation for Bomb Threats Against German Airports

    04/09/2004 2:57:09 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 6 replies · 148+ views
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 8 April 2004 | unknown
    A 29-year-old woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for calling German airports with bomb threats in order to avoid a vacation with her boyfriend. Marina Busbosnjac, a student, had admitted on Wednesday that she made calls to the airports in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Cologne last September, claiming al Qaeda wanted to bomb them. The Croatian-born woman said hoped to get the flight cancelled because her parents disapproved of her relationship with her Polish boyfriend. "I couldn't say to my boyfriend that we couldn't travel," Busbosnjac said, according to the Associated Press. The bomb threats shut down Düsseldorf...
  • Federal Judge Orders Probation In Baldwin (County) Immigrant Tax Case (Illegal Immigrants)

    02/13/2004 4:43:34 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 184+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 2-13-2004 | Joe Danborn
    Federal judge orders probation in Baldwin immigrant tax case Kamil Miarka sentenced for failure to withhold taxes from employees of his janitorial service 02/13/04 By JOE DANBORN Staff Reporter Kamil Miarka, a former manager for a Gulf Shores janitorial service, will serve four years of probation for failing to collect Social Security and withholding taxes from wages paid to the company's employees, a federal judge in Mobile ruled Wednesday. Miarka, 26, recruited employees for Coastal Cleaning Service from Eastern European countries, get ting them into the United States on visitor visas that did not allow them to work, according to...
  • Ex-juvenile probation officer indicted

    02/13/2004 5:57:03 AM PST · by em2vn · 3 replies · 259+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 02-12-2004 | melody mcdonald
    Feb. 12, 2004, 11:17PM Ex-juvenile probation officer indicted By MELODY McDONALD Copyright 2004 Fort Worth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH -- A former juvenile probation officer who gave birth to a son fathered by a teenager under her supervision was indicted Thursday by a Tarrant County grand jury. Laura Hernandez, 32, is now awaiting trial on a charge of sexual assault of a child under 17, stemming from accusations that she had a romantic relationship with a Euless youth whose probation she was supervising. Hernandez, who is free on bond, was arrested in October after a DNA test showed her infant son...
  • Probation Officer Tried To Put Kidnap Suspect In Jail

    02/05/2004 2:15:09 PM PST · by Samwise · 10 replies · 204+ views
    WRTV ^ | February 5, 2004
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- If a Florida probation officer had been successful -- Joseph Smith could have been back behind bars more than a month ago. Instead, he's suspected of being the man who kidnapped an 11-year-old girl on Sunday. According to an official at the Florida Department of Corrections, a probation officer had asked a judge to declare Smith in violation of his probation on Dec. 30. That's because Smith hadn't paid all his fines and court costs. But the official says a judge refused to find Smith in violation, which could have returned him to jail. Carlie Brucia hasn't...
  • Jersey tops U.S. in prison disparity Black incarceration rates outpace white

    01/18/2004 7:15:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies · 254+ views
    <p>Blacks are 13 times as likely as whites to be behind bars. It is the largest racial disparity in rates of incarceration of any state, and New Jersey has the dubious distinction of claiming it.</p> <p>How did a state that celebrates its diversity and trumpets its commitment to civil rights come to lead the nation in sending whites and blacks to jail at different rates?</p>
  • Winona Ryder Wins Praise From Judge (Only in LaLa Land Alert!)

    12/15/2003 5:18:41 PM PST · by buzzyboop · 12 replies · 197+ views
    AP / Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 15, 2003 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    AP Special Correspondent   (enlarge photo) Actress Winona Ryder appears at Beverly Hills Superior Court April 7, 2003 in Beverly Hills, Calif. for a progress report following her conviction for shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. Ryder was commended by a judge Monday, Dec.15, 2003, for abiding by the rules of her probation in a shoplifting case. (AP Photo/Mel Bouzad, Pool) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. &mdash; Actress Winona Ryder was commended by a judge Monday for abiding by the rules of her probation in a shoplifting case.Ryder's lawyer, Shepard Kopp, said outside court that the judge plans to review...
  • French judge handy with penal code

    10/17/2003 7:53:05 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies · 211+ views
    SAPA-AFP via IOL ^ | 10/16/03 | UNK.
    [If I post ONE WORD of this it'll get zotted for sure, but it's too good to miss!]
  • Driver who hit teens had 3 DWIs

    10/17/2003 5:52:35 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 64 replies · 572+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Thursday, October 16, 2003 | By Jason Embry
    Luling police await results of blood test in wreck that killed boy By Jason Embry AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, October 16, 2003 The man who police say drove into a group of Luling High School students on a roadside Saturday was convicted of driving while intoxicated last year, according to police and court records. Juan Flores Jr., 64, was stopped by a state trooper on U.S. 183, 10 miles north of Gonzales on July 19, 2002, an official with the Gonzales County clerk's office said Thursday. In county court two months later, Flores pleaded guilty to drunken driving and was sentenced...
  • 'Whizzinator' Gets Texas Men in Trouble

    10/08/2003 12:58:53 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 109 replies · 2,126+ views
    1010wins ^ | 10/8/2003 | BETSY BLANEY, AP
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Some West Texas men on probation are in trouble again, this time for using the Whizzinator to help them pass court-ordered urinalysis tests. In the past six months, five men on probation were caught using a realistic-looking prosthetic that dispenses synthetic, drug-free urine, Lubbock County sheriff's officials said. One was caught by an alert officer who heard something unusual in the restroom. "A body part when it's up against a plastic cup isn't going to go 'clink,'" said Tom Madigan, interim assistant director of the Lubbock County adult probation office. The device, reusable and available in...
  • Put on probation, Democrats claim race bias (Barf alert)

    09/19/2003 5:05:33 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 29 replies · 206+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2003 | By Ken Herman
    Fines gone but anger remains for 11 Democrats (Rats use race card) Senate Republicans voted Thursday to place 11 of their Democratic colleagues on probation, opting to drop fines and sanctions put in place after the Democrats fled to New Mexico this summer to block action on congressional redistricting. GOP Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said it was an effort to allow senators to move forward and put the matter "behind us." It did not work. Instead, the action triggered racially heated rhetoric sure to linger and echo in the chamber for a long time. Sen. Kyle Janek, R-Houston, sponsor of...
  • Cheaper to Keep Him

    09/09/2003 10:14:10 AM PDT · by MrBallroom · 4 replies · 240+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 9 September 2003 | Timothy Rollins
    CHEAPER TO KEEP HIM by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher September 9, 2003 Living in Milwaukee is an assorted mixed bag. You have the conveniences of a big city and a decent quality of living without the headaches you'd find 85 miles south in say, Chicago where the costs are in a word … exorbitant. It seems we in Milwaukee are stuck with a scumbag named Billy Lee Morford, 57 (right), who was recently released from prison. Why he got out is still beyond me, especially given his rap sheet. In reviewing his notorious history, we find that this walking...
  • OU Player Arrested In Norman(But will play! Ran stop sign, suspended license, open container,more)

    09/06/2003 10:41:39 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 37 replies · 943+ views ^ | 9/6/03 | Associated Press
    NORMAN, Okla. -- A University of Oklahoma football player will play in the Alabama game Saturday despite being arrested and ticketed after failing to stop at a stop sign. Safety Brandon Everage was cited for disregarding a stop sign at 24th Avenue S.E. and Alameda Street in east Norman about 10 a.m. Friday. He also received citations for driving without a valid driver's license, transporting an open container of alcohol, not having insurance verification and driving with an expired tagZ, said Lt. Tom Easley, a spokesman for Norman police. Everage, 22, of Granger, Texas, told police he ran the stop...
  • Utah Athletic Program put on three year probation

    07/30/2003 3:19:11 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 164+ views
    ESPN/AP ^ | 7-30-03
    Basketball players received excessive meal money -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's athletic program was placed on three years' probation by the NCAA on Wednesday for rules violations that included excessive meal money for men's basketball players and academic fraud on the football team. The Utes may still participate in postseason tournaments and no restrictions were placed on TV appearances. The NCAA Committee on Infractions announced the punishment after a two-year investigation of a university review. Infractions committee chairman Tom Yeager said the violations were relatively minor and did not warrant more serious penalties. "These were not five-course...
  • Louisiana Woman Who Killed Her 11-Year-Old Daughter Released on Probation

    07/11/2003 7:10:19 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 242+ views
    Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 07-11-03 | Robb, Julia
    <p>COLFAX -- In March 2000, Paula Pinckard shot her 11-year-old daughter Aubrey to death before shooting herself in their Rock Hill home.</p> <p>On Thursday, Pinckard was released from Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, formerly Feliciana Forensic Facility, a hospital for the criminally insane, according to Grant Parish District Attorney Jay Lemoine.</p>
  • Defused mine lands Charlotte man on probation

    07/09/2003 5:50:35 PM PDT · by gitmo · 42 replies · 296+ views
    AIRPORT ARREST A Charlotte man arrested after bringing a defused land mine to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., has been given a special form of probation. A Superior Court judge in Enfield, Conn., Monday granted accelerated rehabilitation to Tommy Dale Smith, 45, on a breach of peace charge. Under the program for first-time offenders, Smith's criminal record will be erased if he completes the terms of his probation.Smith said he is a retired Army Special Forces demolitions expert and was traveling to an Arab country to teach members of its military how to disarm the explosive. Smith said...
  • Republican Is Sentenced for Eavesdropping

    07/09/2003 5:07:32 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 10 replies · 132+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 7/9/03
    The former executive director of the Virginia Republican Party was sentenced today to three years of probation and fined $5,000 for illegally intercepting a Democratic Party conference call. The former official, Edmund A. Mr. Matricardi III, apologized before Judge James R. Spencer of Federal District Court for illegally eavesdropping on two calls among the state's top Democrats in March of last year. "I stand before you a humbled man," Mr. Matricardi, 35, said. He said he had not known he was breaking the law when he joined the call using access codes provided by a disgruntled former Democratic Party worker,...
  • Pickin' and Grinnin': College football goes to the courts

    06/16/2003 3:42:10 AM PDT · by putupon · 93 replies · 449+ views ^ | June 12, 2003 | Matt Hayes
    Pickin' and Grinnin': College football goes to the courts June 12, 2003 The unthinkable has happened. College football is now mirroring society. Let's all officially welcome the group entering through the back door, with their shiny suits and plastic hair and their arguments for the sake of argument. Ladies and gentlemen, lawyers and politicians have their slithery sights set on our sacred game. The problem: They were invited by five jilted and jaded girlfriends from the Big East, who can't understand why The Bachelor didn't pick them. Officials from Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and Rutgers have filed suit...
  • Big East may go to 16 teams no matter what

    06/17/2003 6:04:33 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 47 replies · 383+ views ^ | 6/17/03 | Andy Katz
    The ACC announced Tuesday that a vote for expansion might not occur until later this month, but regardless of the outcome the Big East is going to be proactive about its future and pursue a 16-team league, a source told At least one source close to the Big East said the conference wouldn't stand idle waiting to get raided again by the ACC or another league. The source said the Big East cannot remain a fractured 14-team league in basketball and eight teams in football. The financial issues would still be divisive if the league remained as is even...
  • Leija hopes fame changes his life - officials faced firestorm of criticism for arresting hero

    04/30/2003 3:36:35 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 6 replies · 189+ views
    Abilene Reporter News ^ | April 30, 2003 | By Jason Sheehan / Reporter-News Staff Writer
    URL:,1874,ABIL_7959_1925972,00.html Leija hopes fame changes his lifeBy Jason Sheehan / Reporter-News Staff WriterApril 30, 2003 Taylor County Sheriff’s officials faced a firestorm of criticism for arresting a hometown hero who has gained the national spotlight. The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and the Abilene Fire Department were bombarded with messages Tuesday as hundreds of people across the country expressed outrage at the arrest of Kris Leija. Meanwhile, Leija spent most of the day telling his story to national media outlets. Leija, credited with carrying four children to safety during the massive fire in the 21/21 Apartments, was arrested Monday...
  • Computers link court systems, going to jail for something you did as a kid

    04/28/2003 7:02:42 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 69 replies · 483+ views
    Today | Foxpro
    Non-Contemporaneous Probation Violations A little background, I am an independent computer consultant. My latest position was at the Washington DC Superior Court System in the nations capitol. I was the lead consultant in re-building the Court Finance and Remittance System (CFARS). This system collects many of the fees/fines/escrow and other transactions the court undertakes on a daily basis. The system accounts for tens of thousands of dollars of transactions daily. My current concern is multiple jurisdictional court-to-court computer linkages, which are becoming more common because of advances in technology. What is found in the linkages may result in many small...
  • Caption/Comments - Nick Nolte

    12/12/2002 2:42:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 373+ views
    Yahoo News Photos ^ | 12/12/02 | AP / Nick UT
    Thu Dec 12, 1:08 PM ET Actor Nick Nolte (news) arrives at the Malibu Courthouse Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 in Malibu, Calif. Nolte pleaded no contest Thursday to one count of driving under the influence of drugs and he was immediately sentenced to three years of probation, which includes counseling and drug testing. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
  • Computer Connectivity and Putting 40 Something’s in Jail for Stuff they did in there 20s

    08/30/2002 4:54:03 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 173 replies · 645+ views
    Me ^ | Friday, August 30, 2002 | FoxPro
    Computer Connectivity and Putting 40 Something's in Jail for Stuff they did in there 20s I am 40 years old, and I am doing OK. I just have one little problem, to get my drivers license back; I may have to do thirty days in jail. Let me explain. Five years ago I was in Ohio, where I lived for several years. I haven't lived there for 12 years now. I went to a restaurant that serves the best margaritas in the world. I had several. I planned on sleeping them off in my car. The owner came out about...
  • 12 YO Girl on Probation for Overdue Book On Dolphins

    07/12/2002 9:06:23 AM PDT · by ASP · 20 replies · 241+ views
    ANOVA/Denver Post ^ | 7/12/02 | ASP
    Sharp as tacks! Boy, do our officials have their priorities straight or what?! Ananova: 12-year-old gets probation for overdue dolphin library book A 12-year-old Colorado girl has been put on probation for returning a library book about dolphins late. Marisa Gohr appeared in Littleton Municipal Court to face charges of unlawful retention of library materials. She borrowed The Great Book Of The Sea from the Bemis Library and didn't return it until she got a court summons at least 11 weeks later. The Denver Post says Judge James Kimmel accepted her guilty plea and she paid $15 court costs. The...