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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

Mistrial Request Denied for OJ Simpson Armed Robbery Case

Simpson Faces Life in Prison

Simpson Faces Life in Prison

Last month, OJ Simpson and Clarence Stewart were found guilty on multiple charges of armed robbery and kidnapping.  Brent Bryson, the pair’s criminal defense lawyer, attempted on Friday to have the case declared a mistrial and begin a new one.  Bryson claims that the jury foreman, Paul Connelly, was guilty of misconduct, as Connelly was dismissed from a job for making racial slurs and reportedly told reporters on the scene that Simpson “should have gotten life in prison” for Nicole Brown’s murder.

The judge for the case denied the motion, and reminded the defense attorney that they were aware of Connelly’s past before the case began.

Simpson and Stewart currently face begin sentenced to prison for life.  They are currently scheduled for a sentencing hearing in December.

November 10, 2008 Posted by | OJ Simpson, Theft, Trial | , , , , | 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 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

The Joker Is Arrested in Michigan!

Mugshot of The Joker After Arrest in MI

Mugshot of The Joker After Arrest in MI

The clown prince of crime’s reign of terror is over!  On July 27th, The Joker was apprehended at the Three Rivers Cinema multiplex in Michigan trying to steal posters and collectibles for  THE DARK KNIGHT.

Actually, it was just some wannabe punk, 20 year old Spencer Taylor.  Taylor, dressed up as the psychotic criminal mastermind currently plaguing Batman in the movie theaters.  Taylor was booked by local police and had his mugshots taken both in and out of “character”.  He doesn’t seem very happy.  Why so serious, Spencer?

The man behind the makeup - Spencer Taylor

The man behind the makeup - Spencer Taylor

July 30, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity Wannabe, Theft, Under Arrest | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment