Two Florida Men Arrested After Allegedly Torturing Turtle And Then Attacking Man Who Tried To Save It

urlIn Dayonta Bearch, Gary Blough, a disabled Navy veteran, is recovering from a vicious beatdown. The reason is not a mugging or a personal feud.  Rather, Blough rescued a turtle that was being tortured by two men.  Ryan Ponder, 23, and Johnnie Beveritt, 18, then allegedly jumped Blough as he tried to release the turtle back into the water.

Continue reading

Fairfax Mayor Reportedly Close To Pleading Guilty In Meth-for-Sex Case

silverthornemugWe have been discussing lawyers and professors nailed as drug dealers.  Now close to my home, the former mayor of Fairfax City will enter a plea in a meth-for-sex prosecution.  R. Scott Silverthorne, 51, is reportedly ready to plead guilty after allegedly offering an undercover officer methamphetamine in exchange for an orgy at a Tysons Corner hotel.  Silverthorne told The Washington Post that 2015  was  a “terrible year” due to political challenges.  2017 has the makings of a much much worse year.

Continue reading

God Is My Co-Defendant: Criminal Defense in Florida Proves To Be Less Than Divine

imgresJohn Haskew of Lakeland, Florida presented a novel defense to his charge of diverting $7 billion from a bank. Haskew told the court that he was justified in making the transfer because “Jesus Christ created wealth for everyone.”  He has now given up the ghost of waiting for divine judgment and pleaded guilty.

 

Continue reading