Reading from the Voice Media empire: On a recent edition of the morning program Daybreak, co-host Natalie Tysdal was joined by Jason Granger, founder and CEO of Infinity Marketing Group for a segment in which he showed off three phone apps that allow users to track the whereabouts of family or friends. But neither viewers nor staffers at the station knew at the time that Granger was arrested, convicted and served time in jail last year for stalking a former significant othe. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Representative Lori Saine was arrested at a major airport on suspicion of introducing a firearm into a transportation facility. Police have now released a probable-cause statement that reveals the make and style of Saine’s weapon: a Kahr Arms 9mm semi-automatic handgun that’s the subject of consistently positive online reviews and a YouTube video that’s been viewed more than 67,000 times at this writing. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Earlier this year, Stephen Hamper was found guilty on multiple counts in the beating of a Denver police officer whom he said he would have killed if only he’d been able to get hold of her gun. Since that ruling, he’s been hit with three more charges of assaulting law enforcers while in custody awaiting a hearing to determine if he’s a habitual criminal. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: As demonstrated by a racially charged protest gone fatally wrong in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists have no shame. But if they did, they’d probably be humiliated by even the slightest association with Colorado’s own Joshua Witt, who claimed to have been stabbed because of his resemblance to a neo-Nazi, only to later admit that the wound was self-inflicted. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: A U.S. District Court judge has sentenced Caroline Zarate Boyle after she pleaded guilty to ripping off her former employer, the U.S. Postal Service, by pretending to have cancer. This admission and the punishment she’ll receive as a result have earned her a place in our Cancer Faker Hall of Fame, which has inducted seven members over the last eight years. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Even if Benjamin Levy, thirty, wasn’t one of his state’s most frequently arrested men, his latest bust, for a drunken scooter crash, would still stand out, since the incident injured his passenger and left his face looking like an order of steak tartare. But while his actions certainly qualify him for nomination as douchebag, that descriptor also fits a criminal-justice system that has allowed him to break law after law over a period of years without finding a way to prevent him from harming himself and others. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Nahid Moshrefi, also known as Dr. Venus K. Moshrefi, describes herself as a specialist in natural healing therapies. But she’s characterized by prosecutors with the First Judicial District DA’s office as a fraud who faked cancer in order to bilk an elderly man out of $69,000, and a jury has now agreed. Westword has the story.