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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Legal Matters

Phil Mickelson linked to money laundering for sports gambling ring

Phil Mickelson has found his name linked to an illegal offshore gambling operation, as a report indicates that nearly $3 million of his money was transferred to an intermediary who pleaded guilty to money laundering last week. According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, 56-year-old former sports gambling handicapper Gregory Silveira pleaded guilty to three counts…Read More

Report: Astros hack was done from Cardinals’ spring training house

The FBI’s investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals allegedly stealing information from the Houston Astros is ongoing, and the discipline from Major League Baseball will ultimately depend on whether front office executives knew what was going on. At the very least, it would appear that the illegal hacking was conducted at a property that was…Read More

Ex-Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck pleads guilty to raping 15-year-old

Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a single count of rape in the fourth degree. The Baltimore Sun reports that no statement of facts was read out loud in court, but Shattuck said “yes” when a judge asked her if she committed the offense she was pleading guilty to, which…Read More

Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers claim juror lied, knew about 2012 double murder

Earlier this month, Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers submitted new filings in court that aim to have the former New England Patriots tight end’s murder conviction overturned. Apparently there is an issue with one of the jurors in the case, and that juror’s ability to be impartial was questioned by way of an anonymous phone call. Redacted…Read More

Report: Lionel Messi could face prison time over alleged tax fraud

Lionel Messi is set to go to trial for alleged tax fraud after a Barcelona court shot down an appeal that was filed by his lawyers this week. According to a report from El Pais, prosecutors believe there is evidence to support claims that Messi used a network of companies that were created by his…Read More

Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers want jury probe in Odin Lloyd case

It has been nearly two months since Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of murdering Odin Lloyd and sentenced to life in prison, but the former New England Patriots tight end’s legal team is not yet willing to accept the verdict. Ted Daniel of FOX25 in Boston reports that Hernandez’s lawyers recently submitted four new filings…Read More

Don Shula named in painkiller lawsuit from former NFL players

Hundreds of former NFL players have filed another lawsuit alleging that doctors, trainers and medical staffs from all 32 NFL teams pumped players full of painkillers to keep them on the field without taking their long-term health into consideration. A similar lawsuit that was filed last year around this time was dismissed in December after…Read More

Antonio Smith child abuse allegation is ‘sexual in nature’

On Thursday, we learned that Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is being investigated for alleged child abuse. The local sheriff from the town where the complaint was filed later provided more detail. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls told The Associated Press that the complaint was made in November and that it is “sexual…Read More

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