Crime and Punishment


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Rink Employees Fired For Late-Night Zamboni Run

Two employees of Idaho Ice World, a skating rink in Boise, were fired this week after they made a midnight fast-food run. That might not ordinarily have been a problem except that they were driving their Zambonis. As many of…





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Sentence Enhancement Imposed for Bullshit

Hot off the presses, and from a source who I think would like to remain nameless (tell me if you don’t, source), comes the first known example of a defendant’s sentence being enhanced because he is a bullshitter. Judge Stewart…



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Disability-Benefits Fraud Ended by Unfortunate Photos

This week a British judge sentenced a 53-year-old man to a year in jail for fraudulently claiming to be disabled so he could collect state benefits. Crowson had told the government his disabilities were so severe he was “virtually unable to walk.” Police searching…


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Tut Murder Cover-Up Continues

An Egyptian investigative team this week said it had found no evidence to support theories that the Pharaoh Tutankhamun was murdered. Egyptian authorities said they would now release Tut's wife and prime minister, who have been held as "material witnesses"…


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What Not to Steal and Who Not to Steal it From

What Not to Steal: Gavel. Who Not to Steal it From: Judge who will be sentencing you later for more serious crimes. Who Stole It: Tammy Lynn Price, 28, of Farmington, MO, sometime after her arraignment on drug charges. The…