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Once upon a time Steve Madden was man who knew how to please just about any woman of any age. Give her some cute shoes. Even better, design and sell some of the trendiest shoes to hit display windows. If only he had been as savvy about how to please investors.... more...

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When we think of grifters or con artists, what usually comes to mind is the romanticized version depicted in films like "The Sting," or, more recently, "Catch Me If You Can." In reality, modern day grifters like Sante Kimes and her son Kenny offer little to be admired. Some might even argue that the Kimes story reads much more like a second rate trashy, dime-store detective novel than a Hollywood tale. more...

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Martha Stewart, securities broker turned Queen of All Things Domestic, recently saw her pristine reputation smudged. She faced felony convictions for obstructing justice, conspiracy, and making false statements regarding her sale of $228,000 of ImClone Systems stock. more...

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Cooking up crab apple jelly behind prison walls, changing from power suits into prison garbs, meeting in courtrooms instead of boardrooms. Just what are those execs up to who were caught invading the corporate cookie jar? Let's look in on some high profile corporate cases. more...

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You're on trial for a crime, but you don't think you should be convicted even though yes, you did commit the crime. Is this possible? Absolutely. Understand the possible defenses in a criminal court case and you may be allowed to technically break the law, but not be found innocent of wrong-doing. more...

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Shortly after 5 a.m. police officers responded to a 911 call at the residence of legendary music producer Phil Spector. It wasn't until after forcibly subduing Spector in the foyer of his home that one of the officers finally noticed the dead woman slumped in a nearby chair. more...

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In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Arthur-Andersen Accounting for destroying documents related to their client Enron in the early days of the scandal. The ruling, issued May 31, said that the jury instructions in the June 2002 trial failed to convey that conviction requires "consciousness of wrongdoing," according to the law. more...

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As you may have heard, Paris Hilton is headed to jail. Upon facing 45 days in a state run correctional facility, Hilton filed an appeal and even begun a petition on the social networking website Myspace.com to ask Governor Schwarzenegger to keep her out of jail. Her pleas have gone answered - sort of. Her sentence was reduced to a mere 23 days due to overcrowding but yes she is headed for prison. more...

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We've all seen lineups in movies and countless TV shows. The stern cop asks the scared woman: "Do you recognize the perpetrator, Mrs. Thompson?" The victim cries and points at the shifty-eyed guy in the little hat. Then, the crime is solved! But, do lineups really work? more...

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Ever wondered about an ex? Ever wanted to break into their computer and spy on them whenever you want? Over a thousand people all over the world did through a program called Loverspy which was created by El Salvadorian, Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara. Read more to find out what happened. more...

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