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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Legal Matters

Plaxico Burress indicted on charges of failing to pay income taxes

Former NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been indicted on charges that he failed to pay nearly $50,000 in New Jersey state income taxes. According to James McEvoy of the Times of Trenton, Burress is facing one count of issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer and one count of willful failure to pay…Read More

Woman files lawsuit claiming Gary Payton assaulted her

A woman who says she was Gary Payton’s date at an awards event in Seattle in January is now suing the former Seattle SuperSonics star over claims of assault. The woman, Trishtan Williams, says she was Payton’s date to the Jan. event and has hired attorney Gloria Allred for the suit. In her lawsuit, which…Read More

Alleged rape victim sues Jameis Winston in civil court

The woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Jameis Winston in Dec. 2012 has sued the NFL draft prospect in civil court. According to The Tampa Bay Times, Erica Kinsman is suing Winston on grounds of “sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and ‘intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of forcible rape.’” Winston admitted…Read More

Robert Kraft’s testimony helped put Aaron Hernandez away

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft provided key testimony in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial, according to at least one juror who was responsible for determining the former NFL tight end’s fate. Kraft took the stand last month after being called by the prosecution. The main takeaway from his testimony was that Hernandez lied about…Read More

Judge rules V. Stiviano owes Shelly Sterling $2.6 million

A judge has ordered V. Stiviano to pay $2.6 million to Shelly Sterling, the wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The ruling stems from a lawsuit that was filed by Shelly roughly one month before Donald’s explosive racist rant was released to the public. The Associated Press reports that Judge Richard Fruin…Read More

Photographer Robert Cusanelli banned from Aaron Hernandez trial

A photographer and editor from a local Boston news station was banned from the Aaron Hernandez murder trial on Thursday after he admitted to following a bus carrying jurors when they were dismissed Wednesday afternoon. The photographer, 54-year-old Robert Cusanelli, works for WHDH-TV. He testified in front of Judge E. Susan Garsh that he followed…Read More

Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers say Hernandez witnessed murder

Both the prosecution and defense read their closing arguments in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial on Tuesday morning, and we finally got a clear picture of what the former NFL tight end’s lawyers have been working up to for months. James Sultan, one of Hernandez’s attorneys, told the jury that Hernandez witnessed the murder of…Read More

Shayanna Jenkins disposed of 40-pound box for Aaron Hernandez

Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, continued her testimony in court on Monday with prosecutors trying to understand more about what happened in the days and months surrounding the murder of Odin Lloyd. She has revealed very little thus far. Jenkins has either been lying or has a…Read More

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