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Devil’s Advocate convicted in London of being fake lawyer | Reuters

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An Italian man known as the “Devil’s Advocate” who said he provided legal representation to the likes of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, was not a genuine lawyer but a fraudster, a jury at a London court ruled on Wednesday.

Giovanni Di Stefano, 57, conned clients out of large sums of money by setting himself up as a lawyer when he had no legal qualifications and was not registered to work as a lawyer in Italy or Britain.

During the trial, the court heard Di Stefano had links to Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam.

The court was shown a BBC documentary from 2004 in which he described Saddam as a “nice guy” and boasted of being asked to defend a number of notorious British killers such as Harold Shipman, the family doctor who murdered about 250 patients.

via Devil’s Advocate convicted in London of being fake lawyer | Reuters.

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March 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Shippensburg-area man accused of exposing himself at McDonald’s drive-thru window | PennLive.com

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A Shippensburg Township man is accused of exposing his genitals to several employees of a McDonald’s as he picked up his food at the drive-thru window back in June, borough police said.

Minutes later, the man drove back to the window to complain about not receiving part of his order and exposed himself again to the employees, police said.

On Thursday, Matthew Mitchell, 29, of Orrstown Road, was charged with three counts of corruption of minors, four counts of open lewdness and four counts of indecent exposure.

Police said Mitchell exposed himself to three 17-year-old female employees at the restaurant and the manager.

via Shippensburg-area man accused of exposing himself at McDonald’s drive-thru window | PennLive.com.

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March 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Posted in Crime, Disgusting

Snow escape for Whitnash shop robbers | Leamington Observer

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FOOTPRINTS in the snow led to six people being arrested following a robbery at a Whitnash shop last weekend.

Members of staff at the One Stop convenience store on Heathcote Road were threatened by two men who stole money, stamps and lottery scratchcards shortly after 7.30am on Saturday (March 23).

But police officers attended the scene and were able to follow footprints in the snow from the store to a block of nearby flats.

Further enquiries led them to attend a second address where four people were arrested and two other suspects were arrested later in the day.

Four suspects appeared before court charged with robbery while two were later released without charge.

via Snow escape for Whitnash shop robbers | Leamington Observer.

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March 28, 2013 at 8:46 am

Posted in Crime, Dumb

Evan Dorsey: Find crystal meth, rob a dealer and help a stranger: The bizarre criminal checklist that police found on Boston burglar | Mail Online

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Boston police found a criminal ‘to-do’ list on a 25-year-old man whom they arrested for burglary that included ‘goals’ such as finding crystal meth and coke, getting a gold watch, robbing a drug dealer, selling drugs, and doing one altruistic act for a stranger.

Evan Dorsey, of Weymouth, Mass., was arrested on Friday after allegedly breaking into a home on Manoment Road and stealing insulin from a UPS package.

Police were alerted to Dorsey’s activities by neighbors, who called authorities to report that Dorsey had been going door-to-door saying that he was conducting a survey about opening a marijuana dispensary.

At the time of his arrest, Dorsey was carrying about two dozen pieces of jewelry that police presume were stolen, several tools used to pry open doors and a baton-like weapon known as a black jack.

via Evan Dorsey: Find crystal meth, rob a dealer and help a stranger: The bizarre criminal checklist that police found on Boston burglar | Mail Online.

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March 28, 2013 at 3:07 am

Posted in Crime, Dumb

Rockland Jury Convicts Man of Cocaine Possession on Thruway – Nyack-Piermont, NY Patch

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A Brooklyn man who was accused of having cocaine and marijuana in a car stopped by State Police on the New York State Thruway in Clarkstown in 2012 has been found guilty of drug possession charges.

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said a Rockland County jury deliberated for 10 days and convicted Genghis Khan, 23, of 1008 St. Marks Ave., Brookly, of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

via Rockland Jury Convicts Man of Cocaine Possession on Thruway – Nyack-Piermont, NY Patch.

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March 28, 2013 at 1:07 am

Posted in Crime, Law

Indiana, PA – Man accused of bagging buck from Walmart parking lot

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At the Resort Plaza Walmart, people can save a dollar. And, apparently, waste a buck as well.

By shooting it with a handgun, that is.

Which is why Arcangelo Bianco Jr., 40, finds himself in trouble with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

According to the commission, Bianco fired several rounds at a hapless white-tailed deer from within the Burrell Township store’s parking lot and bagged the animal on the other side of Old William Penn Highway (Old Route 22) one afternoon last November.

The most serious of the charges he faces is a misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment. He also was slapped with five summary offenses, all hunting law violations, including hunting without a license, shooting on or across highways and unlawful killing or taking of big game.

“Obviously, we can’t have someone running through a Walmart parking lot shooting at a deer,” said Jack Lucas, the wildlife conservation officer who investigated the incident.

But the one thing Bianco does not stand accused of is hunting out of season — the incident reportedly took place on Nov. 26, the first day of antlered deer season with regular firearms.

via Indiana, PA – Man accused of bagging buck from Walmart parking lot.

Written by edparnell

March 27, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Posted in Crime, Dumb

Man Charged with 13 DUIs Finally Goes to State Prison | NBC 10 Philadelphia

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It was way back in 1984 when Lawrence Konyves was convicted for his first DUI. But the Yardley man, who was 16 at the time, was just getting started, receiving a dozen more DUI charges since then. Amazingly, Konyves managed to avoid any significant jail time. That was until Monday, when he was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in state prison for his 13th DUI.

Yet while Konyves is finally getting justice, an important question remains. How did he avoid state prison time for that long? Prosecutors say he did it by manipulating the system.

“If he was sentenced to jail time, as he was as the law mandates, he would manage to talk people into a house arrest situation which he served from home,” said Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler. “Or a situation where he was in a halfway house.”

via Man Charged with 13 DUIs Finally Goes to State Prison | NBC 10 Philadelphia.

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March 27, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Posted in Crime, Dumb

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