Jussie Smollett

Actor Jussie Smollett is "angered and devastated" by reports that he paid 2 friends to stage his racist, homophobic attack in Chicago on Jan. 29.

On Saturday, Fox32 News quoted sources within the Chicago Police Department who confirmed Smollett paid two brothers to purchase a rope and 2 red hats to stage a hoax MAGA attack.

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Saudia Shuler

A Philadelphia woman who threw a lavish $25,000 Black Panther-themed prom party for her son is charged with illegally obtaining social security benefits.

Saudia Shuler, a well-known Philadelphia restauranteur, collected nearly $37,000 in government benefits, according to documents obtained by the NY Daily News.

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Taiwo Sobamowo, the woman who allegedly impersonated a nurse so she could get close to Bobbi Kristina Brown, also impersonated a nurse in the nation's capital.

The NY Post's Page Six reports that Sobamowo, 32, used the license number of another registered nurse to apply for a position at a hospice in Washington, D.C. in 2013.

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Apollo Nida

Convicted felon Apollo Nida is not ready to turn himself in to start serving his prison sentence just yet. The reality TV personality still has contractual obligations to fulfill with Bravo Network. I'm told Bravo's producers ordered Apollo to film one final manufactured scene before he heads to the big house for the next 8 years.

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Apollo Nida

Local attorney and reality TV star Phaedra Parks' husband Apollo Nida is set to be sentenced today by one of Georgia's harshest federal judges.

A source in the legal community tells Sandrarose.com exclusively that Nida will be sentenced to serve "a lot of time" in prison for his white collar crimes.

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Apollo Nida Apologizes to T.I.

After disgraced reality TV personality Apollo Nida pleaded guilty to a multitude of federal crimes, he was pegged as a government snitch by gossip tabloid TMZ.com.

Apollo lashed out at a TMZ producer, calling him a liar and asserting that the plea agreement documents in TMZ's report contained similar language to rap tycoon T.I. Harris's federal plea agreement. If you recall, T.I. served time for probation violation and weapons charges.

Apollo Nida Apologizes to T.I.

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Feds Probe Allegations Made Against Phaedra Parks

Confidential sources tell Sandrarose.com exclusively that the U.S. Attorney will grant "someone" immunity from prosecution for their testimony against local attorney and reality TV star Phaedra Parks. The source also said that Parks "will likely be prosecuted" on racketeering and conspiracy charges.

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Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida

Ex-convict Apollo Nida seems to be taking his latest brush with the law lightly.

Nida, 35, who is married to local attorney and reality TV star Pheadra Parks, 44, was arrested last week and charged with bank fraud and identity theft. Nida spent 5 years in state prison -- from 2004 through 2009 -- for his role in an auto title theft ring.

Facing multiple serious federal charges that could land him in federal prison, Nida seems to be taking it all in stride.

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Phaedra Parks

Uninformed sources are reporting that local attorney Phaedra Creonta Parks, 44, is due to appear at an upcoming disciplinary hearing to determine the status of her law license. According to my source at the Georgia bar there is no disciplinary hearing set for Ms. Parks, whose law license remains in good standing with the bar.

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Angela Stanton

For days the Internet has been buzzing about the arrest of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks's husband Apollo Nida. Nida, 35, surrendered to U.S. Marshals on Thursday, Jan. 23, on federal charges of bank fraud, embezzlement, credit card fraud and identity theft.

Now, author Angela Stanton, the woman who may have helped the feds build a case against Nida and Parks, is speaking out for the first time since she went into hiding in September 2013 after receiving death threats.

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Rashia Wilson sentenced

Rashia Wilson, the Florida woman who bragged about stealing millions from the IRS on Facebook.com, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. The 27-year-old mother-of-three pleaded guilty to federal charges, including wire fraud, mail fraud, filing false tax returns, and aggravated identity theft. She dropped her head on the table and sobbed when she heard her punishment, Tampabay.com reports.

Wilson's 3 children, ages 2 to 12, wailed in open court when the judge denied the defendant a final chance to hug her kids.

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Julio Jones and Christopher Owens

A Norcross man is wanted for attempting to forge checks belonging to two Atlanta Falcons football players.

Gwinnett County police say Corey Dajohn Moody, 29, is wanted on suspicion of forging rent checks belonging to Julio Jones (above left) and former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Christopher Owens (above right).

Moody once worked for the Preserve at Mill Creek, a luxury apartment complex near the Falcons training camp in Buford, GA.

Police say that's where Moody stole the two football players' June rent checks.

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OJ Simpson in court

It's been 5 years since Orenthal James Simpson entered a Nevada prison to begin serving a nine-33-year sentence for armed robbery. Simpson, aka O.J., is 65, grayer and chubbier than he was when he was sentenced in 2008.

O.J. was back in a Las Vegas courtroom today to ask for a new trial. Simpson says his attorney in the 2008 trial, Yale Galanter, had a conflict of interest and that he should not have tried Simpson's case. Simpson also said his prior attorney never told him a plea deal was on the table.

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Hakken family

A man who tied up his stepmother, kidnapped his 2 sons and fled to Cuba last week with his wife is back on U.S. soil.

Joshua Michael Hakken and his wife, Sharyn, were booked into a Hillsborough County jail in Florida after Cuban officials handed the couple over to U.S. officials late Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The couple, who were described by the media as "anti-government," was charged with kidnapping, child neglect and interference with custody, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office website. The boys, Cole, 4, and Chase, 2, were returned to the custody of their maternal grandparents in Tampa, Florida.

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Wesley Snipes released

Wesley Snipes was released from a Pennsylvania prison today after serving 2 years and 4 months of a 3-year federal sentence for income tax evasion.

Snipes, 50, was convicted of failing to file tax returns in 2008, but he remained free for another 2 years while appealing his conviction. After exhausting his appeals, Snipes entered McKean federal prison in December 2010 to begin serving his sentence.

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Federal Prison Guard Impregnated by Cop Killer

A female federal prison guard has been arrested for tampering with federal property. The property in question is notorious cop killer Ronell Wilson, 30.

The feds took Nancy Gonzalez, 29, into custody Tuesday and charged her with illegally engaging in sexual activity with Wilson while he was confined at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, awaiting a hearing on his death penalty case.
Photo: Paul Martinka

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