November 11, 2010 |
Bruce Karatz, whose 20-year run as chief executive of home-building giant KB Home was derailed by allegations that he manipulated the value of stock options, was sentenced Wednesday to five years' probation, including eight months of house arrest. U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II also fined the former executive $1 million and ordered him to perform 2,000 hours of community service. Wright rejected prosecutors' request for a lengthy prison sentence, noting that there was no evidence that the crimes damaged KB Home or its shareholders.
July 15, 2013 |
Chris Brown's probation in his felony assault case was revoked Monday by a judge in Los Angeles. The hang-up? Allegedly that "obey all laws" part of the deal he struck with the D.A.'s office back in 2009. Prosecutors maintained that two new misdemeanor charges (hit-and-run and driving without a license) violate the terms of Brown's five-year probation, L.A. Now reported. PHOTOS: Celebrity mug shots Olga Gure-Kovalenko, the driver of the other car, reportedly did not want to follow through on criminal charges, TMZ reported early Monday, but that issue has been continued until a week from Tuesday because the City Attorney's office has not spoken to her. Brown attorney Mark Geragos is maintaining that his client, a resident of Virginia, has a valid Virginia driver's license and therefore was not driving without a license, TMZ said.
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July 15, 2013 |
Singer Chris Brown's probation was revoked Monday in his 2009 conviction for beating Rihanna after prosecutors alleged that he violated the terms by committing an alleged hit-and-run. Judge James R. Brandlin revoked Brown's probation and set a court date of Aug.16 to resolve the issue and determine what punishment, if any, is warranted. Brown could face up to four years in jail on the probation violation. DOCUMENT: Chris Brown accident report The judge ordered Brown be released without bail after prosecutor Deputy Dist.
May 20, 2013 |
Chad Johnson was taken into custody in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Monday after allegedly violating his probation following his 2012 domestic violence case. The ex-NFL wide receiver and "Dancing With the Stars" alum was arrested on suspicion of violating his one-year probation, following his domestic violence conviction last September after he was accused of head-butting his now ex-wife, reality star Evelyn Lozada, during an argument in August 2012, Sports Now reports . The 35-year-old allegedly failed earlier this month to report to his probation officer twice and failed to show proof of enrollment in a domestic violence education class, TMZ reported . There was an arrest warrant issued for him earlier this month when he allegedly failed to meet the probation officer, according to the Associated Press.
April 8, 1987 |
Dallas Cowboys kicker Rafael Septien pleaded guilty to a charge of indecency with a child today in a plea bargain agreement for a sentence of 10 years probation and a $2,000 fine. Septien, 33, was indicted Jan. 22 for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old friend of his roommate's daughter. He originally pleaded innocent to the charge. A native of Mexico, Septien joined the Cowboys in 1978 after attending the University of Southwest Louisiana.
January 21, 1986 |
The NCAA Committee on Infractions announced Monday that the Baylor University men's basketball program had been placed on probation for recruiting violations. The action prohibits the men's basketball team from participating in NCAA championship competition or in any other postseason play during the 1985-86 academic year.
October 19, 2006 |
A movie director charged with groping two women in a bar in Norwalk, Conn., has been granted probation on criminal charges. Vadim Perelman, 43, of Venice, Calif., was placed on accelerated rehabilitation -- a form of probation -- during an appearance in a Norwalk court this week. Perelman, who directed the 2003 film "House of Sand and Fog," will have the charges dropped and his record cleansed if he stays out of trouble for two years.
September 16, 2004 |
Lionel Tate, the teen sentenced to life in prison in a 6-year-old girl's death but later freed, did not violate probation because officers illegally searched him after his mother ordered him to leave their home, his lawyer said. At a hearing, Circuit Judge Joel Lazarus set a trial for Oct. 29 on charges that Tate, 17, had violated probation by leaving his apartment this month while under house arrest and carrying a weapon. No bail was set and Tate remained in jail.
September 4, 2004 |
Actor Tom Sizemore's probation in a domestic abuse case involving former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss has been revoked because he failed to complete a drug test. But the judge allowed Sizemore to remain free pending an evidence hearing on Nov. 8. Sizemore, 42, who stars in the film "Paparazzi," which opened Friday, was sentenced in October to six months on misdemeanor charges of physically abusing Fleiss during their two-year relationship.
March 19, 2008 |
A judge in New York sentenced Busta Rhymes to three years' probation Tuesday for assaulting his former driver and a fan, and warned the rapper to stay out of trouble. The 35-year-old Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Smith, was also ordered to perform 10 days of community service; pay a $1,250 fine, plus court costs; and enroll in a drunken driving program.