Thursday, April 19, 2012

Surprising famous celebrity jailbirds

Surprising famous celebrity jailbirds
Surprising famous celebrity jailbirds - Famous jailbirds, As it turns out, many famous faces have spent time in the slammer. And we're not talking about Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton -- these folks have done hard time. Scroll through to see who made the cut on our list of surprising jailbirds.

Rod Blagojevich

The crime: The former governor of Illinois was arrested Dec. 9, 2008, on federal corruption charges.

The conviction: He was convicted of multiple corruption counts for selling the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Obama and sentenced in December 2011 prison
Tom DeLay

The crime: DeLay resigned as House majority leader in 2005 after being charged with money laundering and conspiracy.

The conviction: He was sentenced in January 2011. Find out how many years he got.
Wesley Snipes

The crime: The "Blade" trilogy actor was charged in 2006 for failing to file his U.S. tax returns.

The conviction: Snipes was convicted in April 2008 but avoided prison for a few years with appeals.
Tony Alamo

The crime: The leader of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries was arrested in 2008 on charges of transporting minors across state lines for sexual purposes.

The conviction: Alamo was given the maximum prison sentence on Nov. 13, 2009.
Plaxico Burress

The crime: Former NFL wide receiver Burress was arrested after accidentally shooting himself in the thigh at a New York nightclub in 2008.

The conviction: Burress was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
Bernie Madoff

The crime: The former NASDAQ chairman admitted in late 2008 that his business was operating the biggest Ponzi scheme of all time, costing investors billions of dollars.

The conviction: He was given the maximum sentence on June 29, 2009.
Phil Spector

The crime: The record producer was convicted for killing actress Lana Clarkson at his home in California in 2003.

The conviction: After several trials, Spector was sentenced for the murder.
Samuel B. Kent

The crime: Kent, a U.S. District Court judge, was impeached and then resigned after admitting he lied about sexually abusing two female employees.

The conviction: The judge was sentenced on May 11, 2009, to 33 months in prison.
Jack Abramoff

The crime: The Republication lobbyist and movie producer pleaded guilty in January 2006 to federal charges of conspiracy involving corruption of public officials, tax evasion and mail fraud.

The conviction: Abramoff was sentenced Sept. 5, 2008, to four years in prison, although a previous sentence brought this up to nearly six.
Marion Jones

The crime: The track-and-field star lied to a grand jury about taking performance-enhancing drugs.

The conviction: Jones, who had to forfeit her 2000 Summer Olympic medals, was sentenced to prison.
Michael Vick

The crime: The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback pleaded guilty to federal felony charges for running a dog-fighting ring.

The conviction: Vick was sentenced on Dec. 10, 2007, to 23 months in prison.
Tom Sizemore

The crime: The "Black Hawk Down" and "Saving Private Ryan" actor violated probation in an earlier drug-related conviction.

The conviction: Sizemore was sentenced June 25, 2007, to 16 months in prison.
Richard Hatch

The crime: The original "Survivor" winner, Hatch failed to pay taxes on his winnings, resulting in a lengthy prison sentence for tax evasion.

The conviction: Hatch was sentenced in May 2006 to 51 months in prison and served more than three years. He failed to pay taxes after his release and was sentenced again.
Dwight York

The crime: York, leader of the Nuwaubian movement, was arrested in 2002 for transporting minors across state lines and molesting them.

The conviction: The religious leader was given a lengthy sentence in 2004, reportedly the largest prosecution for child molestation ever directed at a single person in the U.S.
Rae Carruth

The crime: The former Carolina Panthers wide receiver hired someone to shoot his pregnant girlfriend.

The conviction: Carruth was sentenced in 2001 for conspiring to commit murder.
Mike Tyson

The crime: The former heavyweight boxing champion was arrested in July 1991 for the rape of an 18-year-old woman.

The conviction: Tyson was sentenced in March 1992 to six years in prison.
Pete Rose

The crime: One of the most famous baseball players of all time, Rose pleaded guilty in April 1990 to federal income tax evasion.

The conviction: Rose was sentenced in July 1990 to prison.
Tim Allen

The crime: Former "Home Improvement" star Tim Allen was caught with cocaine on Oct. 2, 1978.

The conviction: He pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and was given three to seven years in a Minnesota prison.
Patty Hearst

The crime: The newspaper heiress, who was kidnapped on Feb. 4, 1974, by the Symbionese Liberation Army, was arrested for armed robbery in September 1975.

The conviction: Hearst, a victim of Stockholm syndrome after being kidnapped by the SLA, was first sentenced to 35 years in prison, although it later was reduced to seven.
H.R. Haldeman

The crime: The former chief of staff to President Richard Nixon paid the price for trying to cover up the Watergate scandal.


The conviction: Haldeman was sentenced to 2 1/2 to eight years in prison for perjury, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
Frank Abagnale Jr.

The crime: One of the greatest escape artists of all time, and the subject of the film "Catch Me if You Can," was finally arrested after five years traveling the world, forging checks and eluding police.

The conviction: The imposter served time in France and Sweden before being deported to the U.S., where he was sentenced
Charles S. Dutton

The crime: The actor was 17 when he got in a fight with a man who later died.

The conviction: Dutton was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison. He was arrested soon after his release and went back for three more years.
Don King

The crime: The boxing promoter, who worked with legends Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali, among others, was charged with stomping an employee to death in 1966.

The conviction: King was convicted of second-degree murder, which he later had reduced to manslaughter.

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