Nouel Alba, 37, from the Bronx has been charged on one count of lying to a federal agent after she made false claims regarding a fraudulent Facebook page. Alba is accused of creating a page on the social media site to solicit donations for a funeral fund of one of the child victims of the December 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conneticut. Alba allegedly pretended to be the aunt of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, asking visitors to donate to her PayPal account on a donation page she created on Facebook. She also stated that she had gone
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24-year-old Jacob Kulke was arrested in early December after he was found trying to break into the Nashville home of singer Taylor Swift. Tennessee prosecutors have decided not to press charges. Attorney for Kulke, Sean McKinney, claims that he was able to get the charges dropped by arguing several points, one of them being that Swift did not have any “No Trespassing” signs posted at her residence. Kulke also claims that guards at the house told him that he could go on to the property. However, neither of those stands as justification for why Kulke was attempting to break into
There are many reasons why it is beneficial for an individual who has been charged with a crime to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. While many people attempt to face the courts on their own, a criminal attorney can help lower penalties and avoid other repercussions. Here are some of the most notable reasons why an Arizona offender should retain a JacksonWhite criminal lawyer: 10. Help examining the prosecution’s evidence What most people without a lawyer don’t realize is that there are often loop holes in the evidence presented by the prosecution. While an inexperienced offender may not be
Capella Court Gardens inexplicably closed up shop in mid-December, just days before Brittany Wills and Ashford Dixon were to be wed at the location. The couple says that they lost around $6,100 to the Texas venue. According to data provided by the Better Business Bureau, the owner of the establishment also owns another wedding venue in Garland, Texas, Alexander Mansion. Both venues have disconnected their phone lines and taken down their websites. A complaint that was filed with the Garland Police Department claims that $1,500-$20,000 has been lost amongst multiple couples, making this a felony theft crime. In Arizona, theft
48-year-old Roger Oats was arrested on felony assault charges after he attacked his neighbor, Scott Hall in Berlin, Ohio. Oats apparently went to his neighbor’s home to ask Hall if he would testify on his behalf in court; Oats was previously accused of selling alcohol to minors. When Hall refused, Oats attacked him, biting him above the eye and tearing a large chunk of skin off of Hall’s face. Hall called 911 and after police arrived, officers had to use a Taser on Oats in attempts to subdue him. Oats is also facing charges for resisting arrest. The humorous irony
42-year-old Lisa Robin Kelly, best known for her role as Eric’s sister, Laurie Forman, on “That 70s Show,” was arrested for assault after officers responded to a disturbance at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her husband, Robert Joseph Gilliam, 61, was also arrested and is facing charges for misdemeanor assault on a female. Kelly is also facing misdemeanor assault charges. In Arizona, assault is defined in A.R.S. 13-1203 as follows: An individual commits assault in Arizona by: -Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, provoke, or insult that person -Knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally causing any physical injury
Two men are facing conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery after getting involved in a bizarre and twisted plot to kill and castrate the pop-star-sensation, Justin Bieber. The story begins with Dana Martin, a 45-year-old prisoner at the Southern New Mexico Corrections Facility. Martin, who was convicted of raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in 2000, employed two men to commit a string of murders, including that of Bieber. However, the plan went awry when the assassins, Martin’s former inmate, Mark Staake and his nephew, Tanner Ruane, missed a highway exit on their way to Vermont
Approximately 500 members of the doomsday cult, the Almighty God Christian group, were arrested in China after one of the cult’s disciples stabbed more than 20 children at a school in Chengping, a village in the Henan province. In addition to the arrests, six officials were fired for mishandling the attack on the school children. The 500 members of the cult are facing charges for starting rumors about the “end of the world.” Countless people across the globe believe that an apocalypse is set to occur on Friday, December 21 as the Mayan Long Count Calendar comes to an end.
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