christopher-gebers-facebook-3-croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Gebers seriously injured a state trooper and killed a cadet training to join the service. He was charged with murder because prosecutors said he’d fled a traffic stop and was en route to a drug deal when the crash occurred. Going for a murder conviction under such circumstances may have seemed like an overreach, but that’s not the way it turned out. Westword has the story.

jonbenet-one-we-have-your-daughterBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Woodward is a controversial figure in the JonBenet case — the reporter given the most access to the family in the weeks and months after the killing. Now, with the cooperation of father John Ramsey, she’s come forward with a book that aims to put all the facts on the table, including some that have been newly unearthed. Westword has the story.

tamea-siscoBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A judge ruled that Sisco, the operator of a controversial “medical detox” center, was in contempt of court for continuing to refer to herself as a doctor and administer IVs containing her proprietary blend of amino-acid injections, despite an injunction prohibiting her from practicing medicine. Westword has the story.

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A former Medicare provider who owned an ambulance company has been found guilty of engaging in organized crime after deceiving dozens of mentally disabled patients and attempting to steal more than $1.3 million through fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid programs, the Texas Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday.

A Harris County judge sentenced the 44-year-old Houston man, Chimaroke Echenwune, to 30 years in prison for the elaborate theft.

trump-protest-lapd-staffingBrian Feinzimer

Earlier this month protesters descended on downtown Los Angeles after Donald Trump was elected president. Few, it seems, were surprised by that (or by subsequent protests) in a state where 61.5 percent of voters went for Hillary Clinton. What was surprising to most of the planet, even to the candidate himself, was that Trump won.

That might have put the Los Angeles Police Department at a disadvantage.

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