January 2, 2014 |
H. Ty Warner, the billionaire creator of the popular Beanie Babies toys, is urging a federal judge to sentence him to probation for tax evasion. The 69-year-old tycoon pleaded guilty to a single count of felony tax evasion in October, acknowledging that he failed to report millions of dollars of interest income from a secret Swiss bank account from 1999 to 2007. Warner was on a list of 285 names that Swiss banking giant UBS gave to the Justice Department in 2009 in an attempt to mitigate its own criminal liability in a massive U.S. crackdown on offshore tax evasion.
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Chris Brown's probation in his felony assault case was revoked Monday by a judge in Los Angeles.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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August 12, 2013 |
A middle school English teacher in San Diego was sentenced Monday to three years probation and a gun safety class after pleading guilty to taking a gun and ammunition to campus. Ned Carter Walker, 41, is the process of being fired, officials said. He has taught in the district since 2006. His lawyer said Walker brought the gun to protect his students. Walker has been on administrative leave since being arrested in February as he walked to his classroom at Farb Middle School in the Tierrasanta neighborhood.
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February 21, 2010 |
At least 11 Los Angeles County juvenile probation officers have been convicted of crimes or disciplined in recent years for inappropriate conduct involving current or former probationers, including several cases of molesting or beating youths in their care, a Times investigation has found. Additionally, two other officers are the focus of internal affairs investigations for allegedly having sex with probationers. The Times identified the cases through court documents, law enforcement records and department sources.
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.
August 7, 2003 |
A man who along with his son attacked Kansas City Royal coach Tom Gamboa during a game last season was sentenced Wednesday to probation, drawing criticism from the coach. "To me, probation is nothing," Gamboa said. Cook County Judge Leo Holt sentenced William Ligue Jr. to 30 months of probation after Ligue pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated battery. He also must perform community service and remain in a substance abuse program.
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.
September 25, 1994 |
The Locke High School football program has been placed on a year's probation for making contact with athletes outside the school attendance area, a violation of California Interscholastic Federation rules. On Sept. 14, the City Section's Interscholastic Athletic Committee placed Locke on probation, which serves to warn the school against possible other infractions that may lead to stiffer penalties, including barring the team from playoffs or suspending the program.
January 29, 1998 |
A federal judge extended Michael Milken's probation for the eighth and last time, giving regulators 31 more days to decide whether to charge the former financier with violating his probation. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood in Manhattan extended Milken's probation to March 1 to let the Securities and Exchange Commission continue to investigate whether Milken is complying with his 1990 court-ordered banishment from the securities industry.