Judge allegedly aids escape of illegal immigrant
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Judge allegedly aids escape of illegal immigrant

April 30, 2017 An Oregon judge is under investigation for helping an illegal immigrant charged with a DUI leave the Multnomah County Court to avoid arrest by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents. Monica Herranz allegedly helped Diddier Pacheco, a 22 year-old undocumented Mexican-born construction worker, escape through her own private entrance while federal agents were…

Supreme Court abstains on transgender bathroom rights
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Supreme Court abstains on transgender bathroom rights

April 20, 2017 The Supreme Court decided not to rule on a high-profile transgender rights case on whether public schools should allow students to use bathrooms matching their gender identities. A hearing for the case originally scheduled for March 28 looked like it would be the biggest case of the court’s current term. However, the Trump…

Louisiana Sheriff’s office in brutality settlement
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Louisiana Sheriff’s office in brutality settlement

April 10, 2017 Bryce Hemstad, an ex-inmate of St. Tammany Parish, settled out of court with the Sheriff’s Office reference an assault case involving a deputy accused of brutality in March 2017. Hemsted’s attorney, Stephen Haedicke, would not release the details of the settlement but divulged that the confidential agreement would be completed within a…

Early bankruptcy discharge for musician 50 Cent
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Early bankruptcy discharge for musician 50 Cent

March 31, 2017 The rapper 50 Cent paid off more than $22 million, and a federal court discharged the bankruptcy in Hartford, Connecticut, in early February 2017. He originally filed bankruptcy in 2015, reporting assets of less than $20 with $36 million in debt. The court set a repayment plan in motion to the tune…

Elvis Presley granddaughters taken into protective custody
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Elvis Presley granddaughters taken into protective custody

March 20, 2017 Lisa Marie Presley claims that upsetting photographs of young children have been found on a computer that belonged to her husband, Michael Lockwood, resulting in the placement of her 8-year-old twin daughters into protective custody. Presley and Lockwood are separated. Presley reportedly found inappropriate video film and numerous photos on his computer….

Cuba Gooding, Jr. Files for Divorce
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Cuba Gooding, Jr. Files for Divorce

February 28, 2017 Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. separated from his wife, Sara Kapfer, on March 13, 2014 due to irreconcilable differences. On January 19, 2017, he finally responded, filing for divorce. The couple has been married for 22 years. Gooding, 49, is seeking physical and legal custody of the pair’s daughter, age 10. However, when…

Abby Lee Miller faces fraud charges
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Abby Lee Miller faces fraud charges

February 20, 2017 The star of “Dance Moms,” Abby Lee Miller, has much more trouble on her hands than dealing with the ultra-competitive moms and talented dance students on her hit reality television show. In June of 2016 in federal court, Miller pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud. Her sentencing hearing began on January 20 and…

MLK Jr’s son in meeting with Trump
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MLK Jr’s son in meeting with Trump

February 10, 2017 On the heels of escalating tension with prominent civil rights leaders and just before his inauguration as President, Donald J. Trump met with the oldest son of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The meeting accented the public feud President-elect Trump is having with Representative John Lewis of Georgia. The meeting…

Court Agrees to Terms of Teresa Giudice’s Bankruptcy
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Court Agrees to Terms of Teresa Giudice’s Bankruptcy

January 31, 2017 “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, Teresa Giudice, has — for the moment — some breathing room. In December 2016, she reached a settlement with her creditors that has been approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy court in Newark, NJ. This settlement allows her to keep 55 percent of any potential winnings from…

Orange County DA under investigation for serious accusations
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Orange County DA under investigation for serious accusations

Orange County District Attorney Under Investigation for Serious Accusations January 11, 2016 In 2011, Scott Dekraai murdered eight people in a Seal Beach salon in Orange County, California. Three years later, after confessing to the crimes, he was sent to prison pending his court case. In 2015, a California criminal court judge removed the OC…