Alan Hesketh: The Brits Can Have Him

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One of our readers has just tipped us off to the story of Alan Hesketh, a British patent attorney and certified perv living in Connecticut who, until recently, served as Pfizer’s global patent director—and who pleaded guilty earlier this week to possessing and distributing more than 1,000 images of child porn. An investigation by federal authorities determined that Hesketh apparently …

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If It Looks Like a Psycho and Walks Like a Psycho…

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Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled that a convicted pedophile, Joseph Edward Duncan III, who kidnapped and murdered an Idaho child in 2005, will be allowed to represent himself at his death penalty sentencing hearing. Earlier this year, Duncan dumped his legal team in favor of representing himself because he said “his attorneys couldn’t ethically represent his ‘ideologies,’” though …

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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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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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Christian Bale: Batman Denies Assault

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Media everywhere are reporting that Christian Bale, recently accused by his sister and his 61-year-old mom, a former circus clown, of roughing them up in a London hotel on the eve of the “Dark Knight“‘s European premiere, is now officially denying the accusations. Legal commentators worldwide understand why Bale would issue a fervent denial of the charges, but they have …

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Lorne Michaels' Stalker: Funny or Die

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A New York criminal court has upheld a stalking charge against a man who contacted Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels on several occasions to discuss the show’s alleged use of the man’s “personal thoughts” and “sense of humor” without permission. Court documents report that the stalker, Evans Pidhajecky, “appear[ed] at the producer’s home twice in December 2007, had ‘no …

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The Cravath System at Work

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Former Cravath superlawyer and convicted sex perv James Colliton is now suing American Express for millions of dollars for revealing his location to authorities in 2006 while he was hiding and on the run from charges that he paid a woman to have sex with her 13- and 15-year-old daughters. In his suit, the so-called “Lolita Lawyer” claims that Canadian …

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Christian Bale: There Is Such a Thing As Bad Publicity

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Concerned that the deluge of press praising co-star Heath Ledger’s performance in the record-breaking mega-hit “The Dark Night” was overshadowing his own role in the film, Christian Bale took it upon himself to prove to the world that he can play a deranged criminal just as convincingly as Ledger.  Against the advice of his agent and publicist, Bale allegedly assaulted …

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