June 8, 2007 |
A federal judge has ordered a self-published author to cease an Internet vendetta in which he has accused bestselling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell of plagiarism, bribery, anti-Semitism and even plotting to have him murdered. Those claims are among 45 specific lies that Leslie R. Sachs has spread about Cornwell, Judge Norman K. Moon said in this week's order granting Cornwell's motion for a permanent injunction.
August 20, 1985
The Los Angeles Lazers have reached agreements with three players for the 1985-86 season, the Major Indoor Soccer League club announced Monday. Defender Lee Cornwell, goalkeeper Mike Mahoney and forward Juan Cardenas will all return to the team for the upcoming season. Cornwell, who became a free agent after last season, signed a two-year contract that also contains an option year.
February 9, 2008 |
Novelist Patricia Cornwell is donating $1 million to a top criminal justice college for a new academy to teach CSI techniques, saying she's appalled by what she's seen at crime scene investigations. "I've seen cops walk through blood. I've seen them leave their own fingerprints on a window," Cornwell said in an interview Friday. "I've seen bloody clothing put in a plastic bag, instead of a paper bag, so it decomposes." Her funding will help start the Crime Scene Academy at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice, set to open this fall with training in DNA typing, fingerprint enhancement techniques, ballistics and forensic psychology.
July 24, 1985 |
Football was never like this for Fred Cornwell. Cornwell still plays tight end, but the Dallas Cowboys figured out right away that he's an eligible receiver. During his school days at Canyon High and USC he felt like an extra tackle. "I've always been primarily a blocker," Cornwell said while relaxing in his dormitory at the Cowboys' training camp at Cal Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks.
February 19, 2013 |
Patricia Cornwell won a judgment of $50.9 million against her former financial managers in federal court in Boston on Tuesday. Cornwell is the author of the bestselling Kay Scarpetta mystery novels. Cornwell accused her former money management firm Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP and its former principal, Evan H. Snapper, for negligence in the handling of her finances. According to Cornwell, not only had the firm improperly invested $89 million of her money, it had also made illegal campaign contributions that drew the attention of the FBI, undermined her work and even traumatized her dog . The money management firm was paid about $40,000 per month to handle Cornwell's finances, which included the renovation of her Massachusetts estate and leasing a lavish apartment for her. The managers claimed that it was Cornwell's own extravagance , including leasing expensive private jets, that was to blame.
January 10, 1993 |
Screen credits on movies have reached ridiculous proportions--everyone from assistant parking coordinator to the star's personal trainer--but a credit on Madonna's upcoming movie "Body of Evidence" is a new one on us. In tiny type at the bottom of advertisements for "Body of Evidence, " after credits for the actors, director, producers, screenwriter and musical scorer, is a cryptic disclaimer: "Not based on the novel by Patricia Cornwell."