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MinutiaeMan
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That foreclosure store reads like it came from The Onion. Which makes it even more awesome.

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Teh PW
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i was gonna comment on that, Jason but i was at the GF's on Babysitting duty, up to my ass in arguments between the minions at one point...

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Jason Abbadon
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Dont come to Florida expecting jusice, you damn brits!

At least, not when the guy that ran down your citizens has money!

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MinutiaeMan
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Unbelievable. Even for this country.

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WizArtist II
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And people wonder why the "Anti-Hero" like The Punisher has gained such a following. When did common sense leave the justice system?

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Jason Abbadon
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Oh but it fuckin gets better and better...
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A wealthy heir sentenced to two years of house arrest in a Fort Lauderdale oceanfront condo for killing two British businessmen in a hit-and-run will end up in jail after all — but likely for a scant few months in an unrelated Illinois case.

Ryan LeVin must surrender himself Monday to a jail outside his former hometown of Chicago to await sentencing for violating parole in another traffic case in which he struck a Chicago police officer during a high-speed chase.

LeVin, 36, will remain jailed until the state’s parole board determines a sentence later this summer, said Cara Smith, chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Corrections. His sentence will likely be less than six months, including time spent awaiting the parole board hearing, Smith said.

LeVin, son of a prominent Chicago couple who made millions selling jewelry, sparked outrage when he was sentenced June 3 by Broward County Circuit Judge Barbara McCarthy to two years of house arrest at the condo his parents own at Point of Americas at Fort Lauderdale beach.

LeVin had pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a Feb. 13, 2009, fatal accident for jumping the curb and running down the businessmen only steps from their hotel on State Road A1A. He was driving a $120,000 Porsche that he is seeking to have returned.

Killed were British businessmen Craig Elford, 39, and Kenneth Watkinson, 48, in town for their pharmaceutical company. Elford had a wife, Claire, and two young daughters. Watkinson left a wife, Kirsty, two sons and a daughter.

LeVin, who initially denied driving the speeding Porsche, faced up to 45 years in prison. But the men’s widows, citing “financial hardship” in letters to the judge, agreed that he stay out of prison as long as he immediately pay them an undisclosed sum to settle a wrongful death lawsuit they had filed against him.

“We have been living in uncertainty and financial need,” Kirsty Watkinson wrote. “The need for restitution does outweigh the need for prison,” McCarthy said.

LeVin initially received probation for the 2006 incident in which the Chicago officer and two motorists were injured. He had permission from the court to travel to Fort Lauderdale to look after his parents’ property, and while there ran over the businessmen and fled.

A Cook County judge revoked LeVin’s probation and sentenced him to two years in prison. He was released after six months and was on parole when Florida police, after a lengthy investigation, charged him with vehicular homicide. LeVin has multiple convictions in Florida, Illinois and Texas for speeding, disobeying traffic lights, improper lane passing, fleeing and eluding police officers, and cocaine possession.

As part of his Florida sentence, LeVin may never drive again, must perform 1,000 hours of community service and wear an electronic monitoring device while at his parents’ condo. He may, however, exercise at one of the condo’s three fitness centers, attend church and go shopping.

The bold areas are my favorite parts- anyone not filthy rich would have been in prison years ago.
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WizArtist II
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He needs the "50 Cent Solution" applied to him.

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Jason Abbadon
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So does this jackoff.
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Jason Abbadon
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Annnd it gets far worse.
That case with the two British tourists run down?
Turns out the defense lawer was the judge's re-election campaign manager and they're close personal friends.

Fuck's sake.

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^Shouldn't that be grounds to get the ruling overturned? I mean it's a blatant conflict of interest even if you can't prove that there any corruption going on.

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Da_bang80
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Thats pretty sickening. But at the same time justice doesnt really apply to those with multimillion dollar bank statements

Btw im posting this on my new phone while sitting in a hottub. Isnt technogy awesome!

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Jason Abbadon
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quote:
Originally posted by Reverend:
^Shouldn't that be grounds to get the ruling overturned? I mean it's a blatant conflict of interest even if you can't prove that there any corruption going on.

Sadly, no.
The prosecutors knew about the connection and the judge even offered to recuse herself bu SOMEHOW the prosecution said "meh, What harm could it do?" and just fucking rolled with it.

So no, they cant re-try the case because there was no mistrial: the guy was found guilty on a lesser charge, it's just the sentencing that's so. damn. wrong.

In other WTF news,
I should have become a janitor!

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Teh PW
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Peter Falk aka Columbo has moved on... RIP

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Mars Needs Women
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Lesson for today, don't take your daughter to Hooters...
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Jason Abbadon
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Maybe Rick Scott will put him on the payroll...

After all, Medicare fraud is a fine art- as our Governor knows too well. [Wink]

Also, Hugo Chavez has cancer.
Ohhhhh yeah. this is gonna turn into the fastest military coup in history once he kickes the bucket- Chavez' brother has already said that he'd use force to "ensure the dream of socialism continues".

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