Man Arrested for Molesting a Teddy Bear – Orange Jumpsuit Award

Sista’s, I know finding a good man seems like an uphill struggle sometimes…

But it isn’t just white women who are stealing your men!

Now you have…Teddy Bears!

Now this sick brother isn’t quite as bad as the Horse Whisperer I wrote about in South Carolina…

But Dayam!

The Orange Jumpsuit, Definitely Not a Playa Award of the Day goes to Charles Marshall of Cincinnati…

Pervy Perp Again Busted For Sex With Teddy Bear

For the fourth time in the past two years, a Cincinnati man has been arrested for masturbating in public with the aid of a teddy bear, records show.

Charles Marshall, 28, was arrested Wednesday evening after employees at a health clinic spotted him pleasuring himself in an alley. Marshall, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, was cited for disorderly conduct.

Municipal Court records show that Marshall has already been convicted three times of engaging in public indecency/disorderly conduct with a teddy bear. The misdemeanor counts resulted in short jail sentences and small fines for Marshall.

Marshall was first busted in February 2010 when witnesses spotted him engaged “with a teddy bear in mens bathroom” at a public library (which prompted a judge to order him to “stay away all Hamilton Co. public libraries”).

He was again arrested in November 2010 and August 2011 for “masturbating w/a stuffed animal (teddy bear)” and “masturbating using a teddy bear in a public place where minors were likely to be present.”

It is unclear whether cops this week seized Marshall’s teddy bear (or even if they would want to). If so, fellow Cincinnatians should look for him at an area Toys “R” Us.

Orange Jumpsuit Award – Entire City Council of Bell, California

This one is staggering in it’s audacity. Hope these guys get a long time to contemplate how they screwed over their neighbors and community.

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Rizzo faces 53 counts; Bell was ‘corruption on steroids,’ D.A. Cooley says [Updated]

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley filed charges against eight current and former Bell officials Tuesday, alleging that they misappropriated $5.5 million in public funds. Robert Rizzo, Bell’s former city manager, has been charged with 53 counts of misappropriation of public funds and conflict of interest.

The charges come after a dramatic morning in which authorities swept through Bell and other cities, arresting former and current Bell officials.

Among those arrested were Rizzo; Angela Spaccia, former assistant city manager; Mayor Oscar Hernandez; councilmembers George Mirabal, Teresa Jacobo and Luis Artiga; and former councilmembers George Cole and Victor Bello.

“This is corruption on steroids,” Cooley said.

[Updated at 11:28 a.m.: Cooley said officials used the city's tax dollars "as their own piggy bank that they then looted at will."

He said that councilmembers, who earned salaries of nearly $100,000, received $1.2 million for "phantom meetings" -- many which never occurred or lasted only a minute or two.

Police Chief Randy Adams, who also stepped down after The Times reported he was earning $457,000, was not arrested.

"Being paid excessive amounts is not a crime," Cooley said, noting that the investigation is ongoing.

Bail for Rizzo has been set at $3.2 million. Bail for the others ranges from $130,000 to $377,500.]

Rizzo, whose high salary sparked the outrage that led to the investigations of the city, was among those arrested in the sweep. At 10 a.m., officials emerged from Rizzo’s luxury home in Huntington Beach. Rizzo, handcuffed, was escorted into a black SUV.

In Bell, a neighbor of Hernandez said authorities used a battering ram on his front door after he failed to answer the door.

“They broke the door down,” said the neighbor, who only gave his name as Jose. “They knocked down the door and they brought him out in cuffs.”

The city of Bell released a statement about the arrests, calling it a “sad day” for the city.

“Given the sheer volume of charges levied against former Bell Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo and former Assistant CAO Angela Spaccia by the district attorney, it is clear that Rizzo and Spaccia were at the root of the cancer that has afflicted the City of Bell. Also, it is a sad day for Bell that four current and two former members of the council also have been arrested. I am prepared to double down our efforts to continue to restore order, establish good government reforms, and to ensure that Bell is providing needed services to its residents,” said Pedro Carrillo, interim city manager.

Outside City Hall, about two dozen residents gathered as news of the arrests spread. One man used a bullhorn to broadcast the Queen song, “Another One Bites the Dust.” Members of the crowd laughed and applauded, happy to see arrests in the scandal.

For two months, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office and state and federal authorities have investigated Bell, where high salaries earned by Rizzo and other top officials have sparked widespread outrage. The Times reported last month that Rizzo was set to earn more than $1.5 million in 2010. Additionally, he gave loans totaling $1.6 million to more than 50 city officials, including himself.

Group Jumpsuit Award for former city officials of Bell, California...

Republican Candidates For The Orange Jumpsuit Awards

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Not one, but two leading Republican/Tea Party figures under invetigation this AM for financial improprieties (theft). In one case it seems that may have been Republicans themselves who dropped the dime.

Caught in the Florida probe is Marco Rubio – the leading candidate for an open US Senate seat in Florida, and Tea Party darling…

FBI, IRS raid NY state senator’s Bronx clinic

NY Republican Senate Majority Leader, Pedro Espada

Federal authorities raided a government-funded clinic run by the state Senate’s majority leader, one day after New York’s attorney general accused him of siphoning money from it.

About a dozen FBI and IRS agents appeared Wednesday at the Soundview Healthcare Network in the Bronx, where a big canopy above the front door lists Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. as its president and CEO.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced a lawsuit accusing Espada of siphoning $14 million from the clinic. It said the money was used for lavish restaurant meals, trips to Las Vegas and Espada’s campaign.

Espada called it a litany of falsehoods. On Tuesday afternoon, he accused the Democratic attorney general of a politically motivated attack. He also accused Cuomo of tapping the phone lines used by himself and his relatives and of taking a “steamroller approach” against political enemies, a reference to the term disgraced and former Gov. Eliot Spitzer once used for himself. Continue reading

The “Used to be Orange” Award…

"Used to be Orange" Awardees

Tennessee dismisses Tyler Smith following arrest

In these 2009 handout photos released by the Southeastern Conference Sports Media, Tennessee basketball players, from left, Tyler Smith, Brian Williams, Cameron Tatum and Melvin Goins are shown. The Knoxville Police Department said Smith, Williams, Tatum, and Goins were arrested during a traffic stop for speeding near Tennessee’s campus on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. According to a police report, officers smelled marijuana coming from the car and found a handgun with an altered serial number, a bag of marijuana and an open container of alcohol. The four were charged with gun possession and other counts.

Former Bush Lawyer Uses Harsh Interrogation Techniques…At Home

This one for those folks who believe only (black) sports stars behave badly…

Former Bush counsel charged in Conn. with trying to kill wife after she sought divorce

John Michael Farren

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A onetime top attorney to former President George W. Bush is accused of trying to kill his wife at their Connecticut home by beating her with a flashlight and choking her.

Fifty-seven-year-old John Michael Farren is charged with strangulation and attempted murder. He was ordered held Thursday on $2 million bail.

His lawyer Eugene Riccio calls it “a tragic situation.”

Farren was deputy White House counsel to Bush. He also worked on the campaign and transition for former President George H.W. Bush.

An arrest affidavit says the attack occurred after Mary Farren delivered divorce papers Monday.

Police say she passed out during the attack Wednesday night at their New Canaan home and later fled with her children.

She is stable at a hospital with a broken nose, broken jaw and other injuries.

Damn – Boy  must have forgot his wife wasn’t an Al Quaeda terrorist.

This one doesn’t mean anything politically – but…

I wonder if this guy was one of the co-authors of the “Torture Directives” for the Bushit Administration. Anyway, John Michael Farren earns our “Orange Jumpsuit of the Week (so far) Award”!

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Former Bush counsel charged in Conn. with trying to kill wife after she sought divorce

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A onetime top attorney to former President George W. Bush is accused of trying to kill his wife at their Connecticut home by beating her with a flashlight and choking her.

Fifty-seven-year-old John Michael Farren is charged with strangulation and attempted murder. He was ordered held Thursday on $2 million bail.

His lawyer Eugene Riccio calls it “a tragic situation.”

Farren was deputy White House counsel to Bush. He also worked on the campaign and transition for former President George H.W. Bush.

An arrest affidavit says the attack occurred after Mary Farren delivered divorce papers Monday.

Police say she passed out during the attack Wednesday night at their New Canaan home and later fled with her children.

She is stable at a hospital with a broken nose, broken jaw and other injuries.

Orange Jumpsuit Award! “Dollar Bill” Jefferson gets 13 Years

Ex-lawmaker gets 13 years in prison for bribery

Official Orange Jumpsuit

Former Democratic U.S. Representative William Jefferson, who hid $90,000 in cash in his freezer, was sentenced on Friday to 13 years in prison for bribery, racketeering and money laundering.

Jefferson, who lost re-election last year in Louisiana, was accused in 2007 of soliciting millions of dollars in bribes from companies while using his office to broker business deals in Africa. He was convicted in August on 11 of 16 counts.

The case became particularly well-known because FBI agents said they found $90,000 in cash wrapped in foil and hidden inside various frozen food containers in his freezer.

Prosecutors recommended to the judge that Jefferson, 62, be sentenced to at least 27 years in prison. Defense lawyers asked for leniency, citing Jefferson’s long public service, and said he should get less than 10 years.

A Justice Department spokesman said Jefferson received a 13-year prison sentence, followed by three years of probation. He was also ordered to forfeit $470,000.

“Mr. Jefferson is well-known for the $90,000 found in his freezer. It is our hope that he will now be well-known for the tough sentence handed down today, showing that no one — including our elected officials — are above the law,” Neil MacBride, the U.S. attorney in Virginia, said in a statement.

Can’t say I feel bad about this one, having been one of the folks who Dollar Bill tried to put the squeeze on some years ago to get the right to talk to “the right people”.

Hsu Goes to Jail, Delay Does the Tango

Democratic fundraiser sentenced to 24 years

NEW YORK — A federal judge has sentenced former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu (shoo) to more than 24 years in prison for violating campaign finance laws.

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Hsu was sentenced Tuesday at a federal court in Manhattan.

His donations became an embarrassment for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign. His arrest led Clinton to return more than $800,000 to donors linked to Hsu.

Prosecutors say Hsu obtained millions of dollars from investors by claiming clothing or high-technology ventures would pay returns of 14 and 20 percent. Instead, he spent the money on himself.

Hsu’s decade-long Ponzi scheme collapsed in September 2007.

Meanwhile Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay, who has been under indictment for election fraud for 4 years – Dances with the Stars…

That “Special Justice” for “Special (white) People”…

Again.

Orange Jumpsuit Award! NY Driver Gets 56 Tickets… In 13 Minutes

That’s right… 56 Tickets! Today’s Orange Jumpsuit Award goes to Joshua Bracci, a resident of upstate New York who decided to run from police – because he was drunk, speeding, and driving without a license…

Police: Driver hit 111 mph, receives 56 tickets

A Greece (New York) man was arrested after allegedly driving more than 100 mph though the town to elude police last night.

Joshua M. Bracci, 21, of 199 Mill Road, was arrested on Jade Creek Drive after turning onto the dead end street at 8:37 p.m.

The pursuit was begun by New York State Police on Route 390 at 8:24 p.m.

“The driver was clocked at 111 mph on 390,” said acting Lt. Hank Kula of the Greece Police Department. “He was definitely doing over 100 mph on the streets of Greece.”

Bracci is accused of driving into a parked car on Ballad during the 13-minute pursuit and backing into a patrol vehicle on Jade Creek Drive just before he was taken into custody. No injuries were reported.

Kula said Bracci also allegedly turned off lights on the sedan he was driving in an effort to lose police while in and around the Widgedon Landing neighborhood. Police said neighbors in the area pitched in by pointing out the directions he was traveling.

Bracci today is in police custody and faces 56 charges from Greece Police and State Police, Kula said. They include first-degree reckless endangerment and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both felonies, and driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, unlawfully fleeing police, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident.

Bracci was arraigned in Greece Town Court this morning and was remanded to the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or bond, according to Greece court documents. He is slated to return to court for his preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. Friday.

Can you say… Here Comes the Judge!

Plaxico Burress and Caster Semenya

Seems to be a slow news day so far, with everyone exhausted by the Town Hall loonie-toons. So following up on Usain Bolt’s amazing performance, a quick roundup, proving that the world of athletics can be just as crazy as politics.

First up – The case of Plaxico Burress -

Plaxico Burress

Plaxico Burress

Former New York Giant Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty to a weapons charge and agreed to a two-year prison term for accidentally shooting himself at a Manhattan nightclub.

Now, I gotta believe Plaxico’s case is some kind of first. I mean – how many black men have every been convicted…

For shooting themselves?

I mean – in some parts of this country the Police would probably give the guy a medal…

For saving them ammunition.

Fortunately for Plaxico, he was carrying his piece in a hip or side holster, instead of a belly holster. And yeah, this is one of those questions similar to a bespoke tailor asking you “On which side do you dress?”

The belly holster, favored by conservative gun crazies in that it keeps their two most treasured possessions in close proximity, has a drawback…

At my gun club it’s called a “Hillbilly Vasectomy”. Continue reading

Orange Jumpsuit Award – William “Cold Cash” Jefferson

Update on Dollar Bill -

The Jury has reccommended that Jefferson forfeit the proceeds of his criminal activity.

A breakdown of the items Jefferson would have to give up if the jury’s recommendation is followed includes:

  • $449,300 in payments to a Dryades Savings Bank Account number in the name of ANJ
  • $21,353.47 in payments to a Liberty Bank account in the name of BEP Consulting Services
  • 30,775,000 shares in iGate stock
  • 1,500,000 shares of stock in W2-IBBS, Limited
  • 600 shares of stock in Multi-Media Broad Band Services, Inc.

The total dollar amount is $470,653.47.

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It appears that “Cold Cash” will be headed to the “cooler” with Former Congressman William Jefferson’s conviction by Jury yesterday -

In the event you feel a tear coming on for Congressman Jefferson – think of it in these terms…

Most, if not all of the victims of his extortion and bribery schemes were small black American owned companies seeking to do business in Africa. His corruption was pretty much common knowledge in the Minority business community around the DC Beltway – so his arrest wasn’t really a surprise. Whatever good this man may have done for his constituents is vastly outweighed by the fact he let them down.

Come on down, Cold Cash – and collect your Award! Continue reading

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