‘kia Hamster’ Dancer Busted For Alleged Disability Fraud


California Calls Him Out Although Barnes was alleged to have committed the fraud from September 2010 to September 2011, he wasn’t arrested until March of this year. Maybe California law enforcement had just recently unmasked Barnes as the dancing rodent shortly before he was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department. Pulling no punches, the California Department of Insurance issued a press release Wednesday, calling out Barnes for his alleged fraud and reminding us that “it disrespects legitimately injured Californians who are unable to work.” If convicted, Barnes could face up to six years in prison and be forced to pay criminal law $74,287.69 in restitution . Let’s hope Barnes saved some money for a lawyer during those dancing Kia hamster commercial days.
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In politics, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again …
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Andrew Palmer, 47, was sentenced to five years in prison after years of peddling his dine-seizure-and-dash routine around Charm City. The Baltimore Sun reports that his latest act, refusing to pay $89 at a restaurant called Oliver Speck’s last fall, was the one that may have him spending years in prison.
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The decision Legal counsel to try a juvenile as an adult is generally at the discretion Saline attorney of the judge, but some states have provisions which exclude certain types of crimes, such as first-degree murder , from juvenile courts altogether. This can mean that in some states, children as young as 10 may be tried as adults for serious crimes such as murder. Case in point: Twelve-year-old Jordan Brown was initially charged as an adult for a double homicide in 2010 before the case was transferred to juvenile court.
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