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ANDREW LUSTER SENTENCED TO 50 YEARS

Andrew Luster was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years in prison for drugging and raping three women in his Mussel Shoals home north of Ventura more than a decade ago.

Judge Kathryne Ann Stoltz handed down the reduced sentence in Ventura County Superior Court. Prosecutor Michelle Contois said Luster, who has been in prison since 2003, will be eligible for parole in 15 years.

The sentence is the second for Luster, 49, an heir to the Max Factor cosmetics fortune. Stoltz vacated the original sentence of 124 years last month after an evidentiary hearing.

The judge said she sentenced Luster to 48 years...

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TWO BOUNTY HUNTERS KILLED, SHOOTER STILL ON THE LOOSE

Police were still searching for a man who fatally shot two bounty hunters in the Sunnyslope area of Phoenix on Monday evening.

David Brickert, 37, and Wesley Kampen, 39, of Sanctuary Bail Bonds were shot by an unknown man as they tried to take Anthony Brian Giunta into custody, said Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos.

Giunta, Brickert and Kampen were involved in a fight before the bounty hunters were able to handcuff Giunta, but as they approached their car, a second man emerged and shot and killed the bounty hunters and then ran, Martos said.

Martos said the shooter was described only as...

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MAN SUES FEMALE BOUNTY HUNTERS IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SUIT

 

UPDATE, APRIL 10, 4:13 P.M.: As promised, Daniel Lee Duvall's lawyer has filed a lawsuit against the Lipstick Bounty Hunters and several bail bond companies in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

No total damage award sought in mentioned in the suit, which claims the bounty hunters and bail bond companies deprived Duvall of his civil rights and are guilty of negligence, battery, false arrest and breach of contract.

His complaint claims Lipstick Bounty Hunter Cathy Kessler, who also works for 101 Bail Bonds, arranged to meet Duvall at the Arby's at 7942 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach,...

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UNLICENSED BOUNTY HUNTER NOW THE HUNTED

Spokane, WA - A judge authorized an arrest warrant today for an unlicensed bounty hunter who skipped a hearing where he was expected to plead guilty in a case that charged him with kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment.

Dennis Kariores, 43, was charged last year with first-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment stemming from two cases where investigators alleged he unlawfully detained people while acting as an unlicensed bond agent.

Kariores’ long relationship with local law enforcement also sparked a criminal investigation into now-fired Spokane Police Officer Alan...

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ARMED MEN TRY TO ROB BAIL BONDS BUSINESS

Hagerstown, MD:  Police said Friday evening that they were looking for two men who tried to rob Second Chance Bail Bonds at 48 E. Franklin St. earlier in the day.

The men, wearing bandanas over their faces and gloves on their hands, entered the business and demanded money, police said in a news release. When an employee replied that there was no money at the business, one man pulled out a silver revolver and said the employee was in the wrong place at the wrong time, the news release says. A siren could then be heard in the background and the men ran away without getting any money, police said. Officers...

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BOUNTY HUNTER ACCUSED OF IMPERSONATING POLICE OFFER AND EXTORTING CLIENTS

MOBILE, Alabama – A bounty hunter with ties to Birmingham pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he targeted people in the criminal justice system in Mobile County, posed as a police officer and then hit them up for money. Mobile County Circuit Judge James Wood set a Feb. 5 trial date for Eddie James Briskett and appointed attorney William “Cal” Morris to represent him. Morris could not be reached for comment.

The indictment charges Briskett, 48, with impersonating a peace officer, intimidating a witness and two counts of extortion. The most serious charge, extortion, carries a prison sentence...

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