Chicago massage therapist Liudmyla Ksenych, testifying for the prosecution in a sex-trafficking trial, happened to notice from the witness stand that the defense lawyer, Douglas Rathe, was formerly a client of hers.
The judge immediately declared a mistrial.
Rathe later said he visited Ksenych four times in 2009 but that “nothing inappropriate” happened.
They probably started.
the ‘occupy’ movement
According to a report from Britain’s Office of National Statistics, there are 297,000 households in the country in which no adult has ever held any kind of job.
The number of individuals who thus may never have developed the “habit of work,” and who instead have grown accustomed to the country’s generous welfare payments, might total 700,000.
In an example cited by the Daily Mail, one such couple in their late 30s, and their children, “earn” the equivalent of almost $1,100 per week in income support and disability payments.
He’s lucky they
string him up
In Lubbock, Texas, Carl Wade Curry, 44, was sentenced to 99 years in prison for cattle rustling.
Said one of the victims, Curry tried to be a smooth-talking, handshake-dealing cattle seller, but “he wasn’t capable.”
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