May 23, 1999 |
Darryl Strawberry will plead no contest to a felony cocaine charge and misdemeanor solicitation count in a deal that will spare him a criminal record, the New York Daily News reported. Strawberry is due in court Wednesday to be arraigned for his April 14 arrest in Tampa, where he allegedly propositioned an undercover policewoman. After the arrest, 0.3 grams of cocaine wrapped in a $20 bill were found in his wallet.
March 23, 2005 |
The man accused of plotting to kidnap talk-show host David Letterman's 16-month-old son and the boy's nanny and hold them for $5 million ransom pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Kelly Frank, 43, who was arrested last week, appeared briefly in district court in the small north-central Montana town of Choteau on felony charges of solicitation and theft and a misdemeanor charge of obstruction.
January 17, 2007 |
Naomi Campbell pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault Tuesday for hitting her maid with a cellphone over a pair of missing jeans. "I threw a cellphone in the apartment. The cellphone hit Ana," Campbell told a New York judge. "This was an accident because I did not intend to hit her." If convicted at trial, Campbell, who originally had been charged with second-degree felony assault, could have been sentenced to two to seven years in prison.
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January 20, 1994
A former county welfare employee pleaded not guilty Wednesday to providing food stamps and cash to a relative who was not eligible for aid, officials said. Georgina Martinez, 28, is charged with two felony counts each of misappropriating public funds and being an accessory to welfare fraud. Martinez, who was an eligibility technician with the Orange County Social Services Agency, has since been fired, officials said.
September 11, 1997 |
Proclaiming himself eager for trial, former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to criminal charges of accepting $35,000 in sports tickets, travel and lodging from companies regulated by the Agriculture Department. "Through this trial, the public will now hear my side of the story," Espy told reporters after entering his plea before U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina. "Although some have called it a witch hunt, I have faith.
February 15, 2008 |
A construction worker has pleaded guilty to manslaughter, admitting he strangled actress and filmmaker Adrienne Shelly while trying to rob her in her New York City apartment. Shelly, who wrote, directed and co-starred in "Waitress," was killed in her Greenwich Village home in November 2006. Her body was then hanged to make the death look like a suicide. Diego Pillco entered his guilty plea Thursday. The illegal immigrant from Ecuador will receive 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on March 6.
June 4, 2008 |
A man accused of joining Al Qaeda in the early 1990s and helping teach fellow Muslim extremists how to bomb U.S. and European targets pleaded guilty to planning terrorist attacks. Christopher Paul, 44, accepted a plea bargain in Columbus calling for a 20-year prison term. He could have faced a life sentence. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost accepted the plea but said he would not give final approval to the deal until he saw the pre-sentence report, which is not expected for several months.
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March 18, 2008 |
A man linked to nearly 100 cases of indecent exposure around Orange County pleaded not guilty Monday, authorities said. Christopher Holden Fenn, 45, of Mission Viejo, was arrested Feb. 2 on suspicion of standing naked in front of a Tustin woman's apartment. He was arraigned on two felony counts in that case, released on $200,000 bail and ordered to wear a tracking device. Fenn, an insurance underwriter and father of four, has since been accused of exposing himself to nearly 100 women and four minors since July 2005.