Hollywood Domestic Violence Suspicions Land “Soul Train” Producer in Jail

Hollywood Producer Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence Former host of television show “Soul Train,” Don Cornelius, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence at his Hollywood Hills home on October 18, 2008, according to a CNNreport. Police were called to the 72-year-old producer’s home after someone called to report a domestic dispute. Cornelius was arrested and booked for investigation of a felony domestic violence. It is not clear who Cornelius assaulted or injured, officials said. California Penal Code defines abuse as “intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, or placing another person in reasonable apprehension of… Read More

High School Freshman Arrested on Suspicion of Issuing Death Threats

A student from Thousand Oaks has been arrested on making death threats to fellow students and one of his teachers at Carpinteria High School, the Ventura County Star reports. The freshman student, who reportedly transferred to Carpinteria from another school district, told officials that he was tired of being picked on by students and the teacher. Authorities took him into custody because they believed the threat was credible. However, they did not find any weapons or firearms after searching the student’s home. A juvenile crime accusation is tough for families to take. When your son or daughter has been accused… Read More

Orange County Lewd Acts with a Minor Charges Levied against Music Teacher

Orange County Music Teacher Accused of Lewd Acts with Student Carlie Rose Attebury, 29, a Orange County high school music teacher has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual conduct with a male student. According to an article in The Orange County Register, police arrested Attebury on October 13, 2008 and charged her withlewd acts with a minor in Orange County. The teacher has reportedly been placed on administrative leave pending the police investigation. Sex crime charges can have serious repercussions in the life of an individual especially when he or she is a person of authority in the… Read More

Orange County Doctor Faces Medicare Fraud Charges

An doctor is facing Orange County fraud charges for allegedly bribing patients to come to his Westminster clinic for massages that were then billed to Medicare as $2.3 million in physical therapy, The Orange County Register reports. Mark Thomas Paskewitz was reportedly indicted by a Santa Ana grand jury on 18 counts of health care fraud at QS Medical Group Inc. known earlier as Good Healthcare Inc. Federal prosecutors say Paskewitz billed Medicare for massages that were performed by unlicensed, unsupervised employees. The Medicare patients were also paid illegal kickbacks so they would visit the clinics, the article said. If… Read More

Torrance Sex Crime Charges Decend on High School Coach

Torrance High School Coach Pleads Guilty to Molesting Students Barry Sacks, a former Peninsula High School coach in Torrance, pleaded guilty on October 27, 2008 to two counts of child molestation in Torrance. According to an article in the Daily Breeze, the 49-year-old Sacks was sentenced to 60 days in jail. He must also register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, serve 30 says of community service on a Caltrans work crew and remain on probation for five years. In addition, he must also undergo 52 weeks of sex offender counseling. This plea bargain got seven… Read More

‘The Office’ Star Busted for Culver City DUI and Drug Possession

Actor Craig Robinson was arrested on June 29th this year for DUI in Culver City, California. Robinson, who is best known for his role as warehouse boss Darryl Philbin on NBC’s live action comedy, The Office, was charged with driving under the influence — not only of alcohol but also of an array of drugs, including marijuana and amphetamines. Ironically, the arrest occurred just weeks before Robinson was to star in the stoner comedy Pineapple Express as a small time drug fiend. If convicted of the two felonies he is charged with, Robinson could face jail time and a significant… Read More

Indiana Jones’ Co-star Arrested in West Hollywood Drunk Driving Case

On July 27th, 2008, Shia LaBeouf, a 22-year-old actor known for his work in films like Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was arrested for causing a DUI accident in West Hollywood. Fortunately for the parties involved in the accident, no one was seriously hurt, although LaBeouf himself was whisked away to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for minor injuries. LaBeouf’s DUI collision occurred at the intersection of Fountain Avenue and La Brea Avenue. This wasn’t the first time that LaBeouf has been caught in altercations with the law. In 2007, he was arrested at a Chicago… Read More

Los Angeles Sexual Assault and Molestation Charges against Physician

On July 8th, 2008, Dr. Kevin Brown was arrested for multiple cases of sexual assault and molestation in Los Angeles. The accusations cover a period from November, 2006 to May, 2008 and include many salacious charges. Accusers claim that Dr. Brown knocked out patients with Oxycodone in preparation for molestation and that he raped a 15-year-old girl. On top of that, Dr. Brown stands accused of sexual exploitation and fraud. Some investigators suggest that this 37-year-old physician may have been molesting his patients for up to a decade. The court commissioner held the physician at a $4 million bail —… Read More

Assault and Attempted Robbery Charges Filed against 2 Moorpark Men

Moorpark Men Arrested on Suspicion of Assault, Attempted Robbery Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two men in connection with an attack and robbery attempt in the parking lot of a local Target store, the Ventura County Star reports. Police arrested 21-year-old Jeffrey De Paz and Henry Perez, 22 – both of Moorpark – on suspicion of witness intimidation, battery and attempted robbery in Ventura County. The two men are accused of attacking 18-year-old Javier Felix of Fillmore and David Polito, 20 of Moorpark at the Target store in the 800 block of East Los Angeles Avenue in Moorpark, the… Read More

Poison Drummer Charged With Sex Crime

On March 28th, 2008, rock ‘n’ roll drummer Rikki Rockett was arrested on rape charges in Los Angeles and booked into Los Angeles County Jail for the alleged rape of a Mississippi woman in September of 2007. Rockett was tagged at the Los Angeles International Airport and held pending a decision whether to extradite him to Mississippi for prosecution. Apparently, the attorneys for the prosecution had been reviewing the woman’s complaint for some time before the arrest was made. Rockett stands charged with holding the defendant in a hotel room in the Silver Star Casino and physically and sexually assaulting… Read More

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