Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and star running back Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson was back in a criminal courtroom on May 16th, 2013. This time, O.J. took to the witness stand in the hope of clearing his name in a notorious Las Vegas armed robbery case that ended in 2008 with his conviction and incarceration.
The latest twist in the drama that is Lindsay Lohan’s legal problems involves her decision to fire her long-time attorney, Shawn Holley, in favor of NYC lawyer Mark Heller. This switch comes as Lohan is facing multiple criminal trials in New York City and Los Angeles for a variety of charges including assault and DUI.
A Pennsylvania judge sentenced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to serve a prison sentence of 30 to 60 years earlier today for raping numerous minors over a period of at least 15 years. Sandusky still maintains he did not abuse any of the 10 boys who accused him of child molestation, and it is very likely his lawyers will soon file an appeal to have the ruling overturned.
Dozens of celebrities in the world of acting, music and sports face substantial legal trouble every year. While many celebrities choose to settle their problems via quiet plea deals, others duke it out in court and take their chances on sentencing.
The guilty verdict came in two months ago, and now William Balfour is officially set to spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, 27, was arrested during the early-morning hours of Saturday, July 7th in Houston, Texas. Peterson had been drinking at Live! at Bayou Place and reportedly became combative when a bartender refused to serve him a drink during last call.
Marcus Jordan, the youngest son of Michael Jordan, was arrested over the weekend for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing a peace officer.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been found guilty of 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse. The jury came to their decision after deliberating for close to 20 hours, and the judge announced the verdict Friday night around 10 p.m. EST.
Robert Downey, Jr. has cleaned up and turned his life—and career—around in recent years, but before that he’d tangled with the law any number of times. His troubled past and ultimate comeback make him the perfect celeb to shine the spotlight on.
VH1 reality TV star Megan Hauserman, who was arrested by the officials last year on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, is finally facing the music. Hauserman, who was arrested in 2010, struck…