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Star of The Sopranos and A Bronx Tale Guilty of Attempted Burglary

Lillo Brancato Jr. Found Guilty

Lillo Brancato Jr. Found Guilty

Actor Lillo Brancato Jr, who starred in a few early episodes of The Sopranos and co-starred alongside Robert DeNiro in A Bronx Tale, has been found guilty on charges of attempted burglary.

The criminal case stems back to 2005, when Brancato and his friend Steven Armento broke into a man’s home looking for Valium.  Brancato said during his trial that the home’s owner gave them permission to stop by whenever they wanted some pills.

The criminal activity took a tragic turn when during the break-in Daniel Enchautegui, a cop that lived next door, came by to investigate. Armento shot the off-duty cop in the chest, who died at the scene. Enchautegui shot both Brancato and Armento several times before dying. Armento was found guilty of murder in November, and was sentenced to life in prison.

While Brancato was found guilty of attempted burglary, he was acquitted on two other burglary counts and a murder charge. Brancato could face up to 15 years for the attempted burglary charge.

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December 23, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity Wannabe, Murder, Robbery, Theft, Under Arrest | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mos Def Sought for Attack on Photographer at MAGIC

Mos Def Hates Him Som Paparazzi

Mos Def Hates Him Some Paparazzi

Mos Def is currently being sought for questioning after he allegedly attacked a photographer during an event at the Men’s Apparel and Garment Industry Convention (MAGIC) in Las Vegas.

Def, whose real name is Dante Terrell Smith, faces charges of malicious destruction of private property and felony robbery after he reportedly took the camera from one of the official photographers at the event, smashed it on the ground, and then took the broken equipment.

The victim, Volker Corell, claims he also received a cut on his hand during the altercation.

A warrant is currently out for Mos Def’s arrest, though no prosecutors or criminal defense attorneys have stepped forward at this time with any comments.

November 6, 2008 Posted by | Attack, Celebrity, Musician, Robbery, Theft | , , , , , | 1 Comment

OJ Simpson Guilty on Kidnapping and Armed Robbery Charges

OJ Simpson Mugshot

OJ Simpson Mugshot

Thirteen years to the day after OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder charges, he was found guilty on twelve criminal charges, including armed robbery, kidnapping and burglary.

Simpson, along with his co-defendant, are now in jail and will remain there until December when they will face sentencing.  The charges against Simpson could put him in jail for the rest of his life.

Simpson’s defense lawyers plan to appeal, and believe that Simpson’s prior trial and acquittal tainted the jury and led to their decision to find Simpson guilty.

October 6, 2008 Posted by | OJ Simpson, Prison, Robbery, Sports Athlete, Trial | , , , | 2 Comments

OJ Simpson Robbery Case in Las Vegas is Heating Up Courtroom

OJ Simpson Was Arrested Sept. 17 2007

OJ Simpson Was Arrested Sept. 17 2007

Have you been following the the current OJ Simpson robbery case?  If not, here is a run down of what has happened…

About a year ago, OJ Simpson and now co-defendant Clarence “C.J.” Stewart went into a sports memorabilia convention in Las Vegas and purportedly at gunpoint took Simpson memorabilia away from dealer Bruce Fromong who the claim stole the items from Simpson.

The defense criminal law attorney claims that Simpson was merely taking back what was rightfully his, while prosecutors have filed 12 counts of robbery, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and coercion against Simpson and Stewart.

Things are currently heating up in the courtroom as testimony from key witness Fromong contradicts himself on the stand, now saying that he had no intention of profiting from the confrontation at the convention, while the defense has shown on tape him stating “It’s not (expletive) over. I’ll have ‘Inside Edition’ down here for us tomorrow. I told them I want big money” and eBay listings on Fromong’s account with text promoting items as “The same ones stolen by O.J. in Las Vegas.”

The prosecution plans to bring The Goldmans, the family of Ron Goldman who was murdered in 1994 who Simpson was found not guilty of murdering him back in 1995 but found guilty in a civil case, into the mix with allegations that Simpson was trying to hide valuables in order to avoid paying them financial compensation.

Co-defendant Stewart fears that he will be dragged into a more severe punishment if found guilty due to Simpson’s notoriety. Should Simpson be found guilty of the most serious charges, he will face life in prison.

You can be sure we’ll have future updates as new information comes to light.  This case is far from over…

September 17, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, OJ Simpson, Robbery, Theft, Trial, Under Arrest | , , , , | Leave a comment

Floyd Mayweather Jr Has Bling Stolen From His Crib

Poor Floyd Mayweather Jr.  While the undefeated boxer was out, a brazen gentleman decked out like the Unabomber broke into his Las Vegas home and stole his bling. Right from his crib! What kind of world are we living in when a man’s $7 million dollar jewelry (compensating for something? just sayin’…) is not safe from some hooligan?

The Las Vegas Police are now hoping that someone will recognize the perp (see above still from a security cam) and help put him behind bars.

September 3, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, Robbery, Sports Athlete | , , , , , | Leave a comment