Celebrity Crime

Nov 1, 2010
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Johann "Jack" Unterweger With the help of future Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek and other prominent Austrian literati, Jack Unterweger wrote his way out of a lifetime sentence for murder. Paroled in 1990, and now a famous crime writer himself, he embarked on a wide-ranging...
Aug 10, 2010
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Colton Harris-Moore The “Barefoot Bandit” became a modern day folk hero on Facebook, evading police across the United States for three years by stealing vehicles, boats and light aircraft before being captured in the Bahamas.  But the lanky, 6-foot-5 teenager was no...
Jun 25, 2010
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  Dr. Sam Sheppard At his second trial, with young F. Lee Bailey as his defense attorney, Dr. Sam Sheppard was acquitted of his wife’s terrible murder. The famous case continues to fuel speculation more than a half century later. by Denise Noe Beaten to Death Many...
Apr 11, 2010
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Was her death really an accident, or was there a hidden hand at work? Many still say that she was assassinated. Not long before her tragic end, she predicted in a letter to her loyal butler that she would be murdered in a car accident.  By Marilyn Z. Tomlins  The...
Feb 15, 2010
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Updated Feb. 20, 2010 Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren Whether or not he did, his sexual indiscretions are costing him untold millions of dollars in endorsements and have made the once unassailable golf idol the object of public ridicule. by Don Fulsom When cops...
Nov 13, 2009
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Updated Sept. 4, 2010 David Letterman Letterman survives his unmasking as a “creepy” sexual predator by Don Fulsom On September 9, 2009, David Letterman ambled out of his multi-million dollar lower Manhattan hideaway and plopped his lanky frame into a waiting limo for...
Oct 30, 2009
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Nick Adams Nick Adams was far more a dreamer than "The Rebel" he would portray in his heyday. At 18 he hitchhiked to Hollywood to become a movie star. A quintessential self-promoter, he defied all odds in making his dream come true, but he could never seem to get out of his...
Oct 15, 2009
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Frankie and the Boys 1976 - Left to right: Paul Castellano, Gregory DePalma, Sinatra, Tommy Marson, Carlo Gambino, Aladena Fratianno, Salvatore Spatola, Seated: Joseph Gambino, Richard Fusco The recent release of Sinatra's extensive FBI file exposes his mob connections in...
Oct 14, 2009
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Charles Manson Thirty-five years after the Tate-LaBianca murders, it's time to demystify the would-be messiah that Vincent Bugliosi portrayed in the best-selling true-crime book of all time, Helter Skelter. The real Charles Manson was a semi-literate, petty criminal – car...
Oct 14, 2009
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May 1, 2003 (photo courtesy salmineo.com) Residents of New York City's crime-ridden Hell's Kitchen neighborhood predicted that Salvatore Mineo Jr. would come to a bad end. The slight boy they called "Junior" in elementary school was a playground brawler, thief, and gang...

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