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A man will spend at least a month in jail and face stiff probation conditions for keying a car owned by a millionaire in Palo Alto, Calif., a judge says. Santa Clara County Superior Judge Joyce Allegro said in addition to probation and his jail sentence on vandalism charges, Howard Herships must complete psychiatric counseling and three months of anger management classes for scratching millionaire Steve Kirsch's car, the San Jose Mercury News reported Friday. Kirsch will also receive $5,000...
A Canadian man who shot his television with a handgun was placed on probation and ordered to undergo psychological counseling in Prince Edward Island.
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Recording artist Chris Brown was sentenced in a Los Angeles court Tuesday to 1,400 hours of labor-oriented service for beating up his singer-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown, 20, pleaded guilty in June to felony assault for attacking Rihanna, 21, in Los Angeles in February. After the sentence was handed down, the Los Angeles Times reported Brown was involved in at least two prior domestic violence incidents.
Montreal hockey great Guy Lafleur was spared jail time but put on probation for a year for lying about his son's activities while on bail. The Hockey Hall of Fame member could have received 14 years in prison for perjury, although he will have a criminal record after he was sentenced on Thursday, The Gazette reported from Montreal Friday. The judge also fined Lafleur $100 and ordered him to make a $10,000 charitable donation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
Police in Oregon said a woman arrested in 2006 for keeping more than 200 rabbits has again been arrested for hoarding 13 bunnies in her hotel room. Jim Wolf, a spokesman for Tigard Police, said Miriam Elaine Sakewitz, 47, had 13 live animals and one dead rabbit in her Homestead Studio Suites Hotel room when police arrived Tuesday and officers had to break into the room to seize the bunnies and arrest Sakewitz, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Thursday. Sakewitz was convicted in 2006 of...
Former Chicago Bears fullback Roland Harper has been sentenced to 2 years probation for his conviction on contract fraud. Harper pleaded guilty last year to pretending to be a minority owner in order to help a white-owned business obtain public contracts set aside for minority firms, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. The company in question was owned by Harper's co-defendant Aidan Monahan. Monahan is accused of cheating the Chicago Public Schools out of $1.5 million in landscaping...
A former California schools official convicted of taking a half-full bottle of ketchup from Chapman University has been ordered to stay away from the college. Steve Rocco, a former Orange Unified School District trustee, was sentenced Tuesday to two years of informal probation, fined $150 and banned for two years from all Chapman University campuses, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Wednesday. Rocco told the court he took the bottle because he was planning to recycle it.
Redmond O'Neal has been moved to a jail specially equipped to serve drug offenders, a spokesman for the LA County Sheriff Department said Thursday.
Program Aims to Save Tax Dollars, Improve Community Safety JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missouri Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole has launched a new alcohol monitoring Pilot Program aimed at testing the impact of 24/7, continuous alcohol monitoring on the management of the state's alcohol-fueled offenders.
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