Next Time, Try a Ski Mask

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In reports that should give Christian Bale comfort that he’s not the only guy recently brought up on charges related to Dark Knight activities, authorities are disclosing that a 20-year-old Michigan man, Spencer Taylor, was charged earlier this week with larceny and destruction of property when he allegedly tried to steal Batman posters and other memorabilia from a local movie …

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Tim Donaghy: Foul!

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A federal judge in Brooklyn has sentenced former NBA referee, and self-avowed gambling addict, Tim Donaghy, to 15 months in prison for taking payoffs for inside tips on games.  Donaghy could have received up to 33 months at his sentencing Tuesday. The Caesar’s Palace over/under betting line was 28 months. The league has angrily denied Donaghy’s claim that corruption among …

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Hamptons Locals Hate Fun

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The local yokel powers that be in East Hampton are not happy at all. The media has reported that recently, village officials in the swank summer-weekend mecca have cracked down on “seemingly innocent and simple” special event requests from store owners such as giving out free snow cones, hanging balloons outside a storefront, serving wine at an art gallery opening, …

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Franz Felhaber: Money Talks

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A Texas businessman, Franz Felhaber, raised more than a few eyebrows at the U.S. Treasury Department last week when he showed up with a suitcase stuffed with over $5 million of rotting $100 bills and asked to exchange them for a cashier’s check. Federal authorities investigating the case explain that Felhaber is no stranger to the swap-and-run game; over the …

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Do Pasties Count As Art Supplies?

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Strippers all over Iowa have been shaking in their platform boots this week as a loophole in the state’s public indecent exposure law that allows nude dancing at “art centers” has come under attack. The would-be-Sodom-and-Gomorrah at the center of the legal debate is the 1,200-person town of Hamburg, where just last week, the 17-year-old niece of the town sheriff …

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An Offer You Can’t Refuse

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The media has recently been buzzing with news of NYU Law School’s crackdown on its students’ time-honored practice of offering to buy and sell their places in popular classes for cash, gifts, and other “inappropriate favors.” In the past couple of weeks, students have apparently posted ads on the school’s intranet forum along the lines of “WANT: Entertainment Law, Will …

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Nick Thompson: Toughest Law Student Ever

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In the past few weeks, recent law grad Nick Thompson has “eaten ‘chicken, brown rice and spinach to the point of nausea,’…doesn’t see his friends, rarely spends time with his family and never goes out on weekends.” In other words, he’s no different than most students prepping for bar exams taking place around the country this week.  Except for one …

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