Mariah Carey has many properties in her real estate portfolio, including a $5.65 million mansion in Atlanta that was burglarized when she was away in Italy.
According to Page Six, burglars ransacked the singer's Atlanta home when she was on holiday in Capri, Italy.
Carey purchased the home under a trust in 2021. The mansion boasts nearly 13,000 square feet, 9 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a movie theater, and a fully equipped gym with mirrored walls, according to Dirt.
The house also features an Olympic-size pool and a children's playground in the backyard.
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Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson rented the house in 2020 while filming a movie. He made headlines when he ripped the wrought iron gate off its stone pillars with his bare hands during a power outage that trapped him on the property.
Crime has spiked in Atlanta due to criminals and gangs moving here from Louisiana and Chicago. Celebrities and movie studios are considering moving out of Georgia due to the lawlessness.
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Atlanta police said nearly $100,000 in cash was stolen from ex-NBA star Vince Carter's Buckhead mansion while his wife and kids were inside.
Carter's wife, Sondi Carter, called 911 around 11:50 p.m. Sunday to report she heard a loud noise and she feared someone was breaking into the 10,000-square-foot home off Northside Drive in Buckhead's affluent Tuxedo Park neighborhood.
According to the police report released Wednesday and obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sondi Carter was in bed with her two sons when she heard loud noises. They hid in a closet and she called 911, then texted her neighborhood patrol. A neighborhood patrol officer saw a man fleeing in a black SUV but was unable to catch him, The AJC reported.
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Two guns and more than $16,000 in cash were found discarded outside the home, police say.
Carter, 45, told police the recovered money was a small part of $100,000 in cash he kept in a bag in a closet, the report said.
Police said a front window on the main house was shattered. Outside, officers found "a large amount of $100 bills spilled on the ground," along with a gold Desert Eagle handgun and a black Glock 26 pistol with an extended magazine, the police report said. The Desert Eagle gun was registered to Carter, but investigators believe the burglar was carrying the Glock and it fell when he fled the scene, the incident report said.
Carter married Ellen Rucker, a chiropractor, in July 2004. The couple divorced in 2006 and share one daughter. Carter and his wife Sondi Carter have a son and a daughter.
The 8-time All-Star guard/forward won the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year award as a member of the Toronto Raptors.
He played 5 years with the Brooklyn Nets (then in NJ) before moving on to play for the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Memphis Grizzlies.
He now works as a sports analyst for ESPN.
The IRS is sending out notices to unlawful taxpayers reminding them to report stolen goods as income on their tax returns in April 2022.
Pres. Joe Biden ran on a "tax the rich" platform in 2020 and vowed to go after tax scofflaws who fail to report all of their income.
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Despite his campaign promises not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000, Biden's IRS agents are going after thieves and burglars who don't report their stolen loot as income.
Those who robbed high end retailers or pharmacies of items worth over $600 are expected to include the fair market value of the stolen items on their tax returns.
Criminals who don't report their ill gotten gains on their tax returns risk arrest for income tax evasion - which carries stiff prison terms and fines.
Among the IRS changes going into effect in January include reporting payments via Cash App, Zelle, Patreon and Venmo as income on tax returns.
To make sure he squeezes every penny out of the middle class, Biden plans to double the IRS workforce by hiring nearly 87,000 new workers over the next decade.
A Louisiana judge is begging for forgiveness after surveillance video captured her using racist slurs. Judge Michelle Odinet blurted the racist slur while her family watched security footage of an attempted burglary at their home.
The incident happened at her home in Bendel Gardens in Lafayette on Saturday, DailyMail.com reports.
The burglary suspect was chased and tackled to the ground by two male members of the Odinet family on the front lawn.
Ronald Handy, 59, was arrested and charged with two counts of simple burglary. He is being held at Lafayette Parish Jail on a $10,000 bond.
Odinet, a mother of four, viewed the video footage with her family when one of her children said, "And mom's yelling n****r, n****r," to which Odinet responds "We have a n****r. It's a n****r, like a roach."
The full video shows Odinet and her family laughing and making similar racist jokes.
Local officials and members of the community have since called on Odinet to resign.
"I'm sure that people of color will find it impossible to trust that they will be treated fairly and equally when they have to stand for judgment before Judge Odinet," Lafayette City Marshall Reggie Thomas told the Acadiana Advocate.
The Republican judge claims she took a sedative which affected her "mental state".
She has apologized profusely for her behavior.
"My children and I were the victim of an armed burglary at our home," she told The Current.
"The police were called and the assailant was arrested. The incident shook me to my core and my mental state was fragile. Anyone who knows me and my husband, knows this is contrary to the way we live our lives. I am deeply sorry and ask for your forgiveness and understanding as my family and I deal with the emotional aftermath of this armed burglary."
Police say Handy was not armed when he was arrested.
The suspect who killed Jacqueline Avant during a home invasion accidentally shot himself in the foot with an AR-15 rifle while burglarizing another home minutes later.
Avant, 81, was fatally shot around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday during a home invasion burglary in the affluent Truesdale Estates.
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Jackie Avant, Clarence Avant's wife of 54 years, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Clarence Avant, 90, was at home, but uninjured during the home invasion.
An armed security guard posted at the Avant home was shot and wounded during the home invasion. He did not return fire.
Surveillance videos captured the suspect driving away from the Avant residence after shooting Mrs. Avant.
Minutes later, LAPD's Hollywood Division officers responded to a burglary call in the 6000 block of Graciosa Drive.
LAPD officers arrived to find Aariel Maynor, 29, hopping around in the backyard of the residence at about 3:30 a.m. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot.
Beverly Hills police Chief Mark Stainbrook said Maynor accidentally shot himself in the foot with an AR-15 while burglarizing the home on Graciosa Drive. The AR-15 is believed to be the murder weapon.
Stainbrook said an "astute watch commander" at the LAPD "put two and two together," and reached out to Beverly Hills PD about similarities between the two shootings.
Evidence collected at both crime scenes linked the two crimes.
Police said Maynor acted alone and there is no further threat to Truesdale Estate residents.
The suspect was taken to a hospital where he is being treated for the self-inflicted gunshot wound. He will be booked into jail once he is released from the hospital.
Maynor, of Los Angeles, is a gang banger with an extensive criminal history. He was out on parole at the time of the murder.
Todrick Hall says his Los Angeles home was burglarized and that at least $50,000 worth of jewelry and designer handbags were stolen.
Hall fears the burglary was an inside job committed by someone he allowed into his inner circle.
The famed choreographer was in London when someone broke into his home and stole his belongings worth $48,500. He admits he worries that it was a member of his "close circle" who knew he was out of the country.
He wrote on social media:
"This happened less than an hour after my cat sitter left my home, and I'm just happy that my cats have all been found and are safe.
"I'm taking a break from social media for a few days to wrap my head around this and get my mind together. Be careful who you let in your close circle. They really will put your life and their life on the line just to steal a Louis/Gucci bag. Sad."
The 36-year-old actor added:
"Just landed back in America to hundreds of messages and calls from my family and friends. I am ok and unharmed. I’m devastated that someone would do this to me, and even more disturbed to see people celebrating and laughing about it online."
Sources believe Hall, who is openly ghey, was victimized by "trade" he picked up and took home for intimate encounters.
"Trade" is slang for a young men in their 20s or early 30s who trades or exchanges sex for money or goods.
"Trade" are not necessarily homosexual or even bisexual. Sometimes they perform sex acts with men as a means of survival.
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Floyd Mayweather is offering $100,000 for information on the crooks who burglarized one of his Las Vegas mansions while he was in Florida on business.
Floyd took to Instagram early Saturday morning to plead for help after his mansion was robbed of "valuable handbags and other belongings of substantial value."
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"One's home is their sanctuary, place of peace, relaxation and comfort. When someone violates that sanctuary, it is disturbing and hurtful," he wrote in a post, alongside a bag filled with cash.
"One of my homes was burglarized in Las Vegas. They stole many valuable handbags and other belongings of substantial value. I am offering at least $100,000.00 reward for information that leads to the return of my belongings. The level of disrespect and greed it takes for someone to do this is unfathomable. Thank you for [sic] to anyone who comes forward with any information. God bless."
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The semi-retired boxing champion is known for showing off his wealth on social media. There was little sympathy for him on the same platforms where he flaunts his diamonds and cars.
Floyd is expected to pocket about $35 million from his boxing exhibition with YouTuber Logan Paul that ended without a knockdown last week.
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The L.A. area home where late model Kim Porter died was recently hit by burglars. The home is owned by music mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs.
The burglary occurred while Combs and his family were staying at his Star Island, Florida home over the holidays.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, someone pried open a side door and entered the Toluca Lake home, California home triggering the security system.
A caretaker discovered the break-in and noticed the house had been rummaged through.
Cops took a burglary report and someone from Comb's family will have to take a look around to see what, if anything, is missing.
As you know, Kim, a model and actress, dated Combs on and off for 13 years and they had 3 children together, including twin girls and a son.
Kim, 47, was found dead in her bedroom in the home in November 2018 after losing her battle with double pneumonia brought on by the flu.
Burglars also targeted the L.A. area home of music producer Dr. Dre while he was hospitalized with a brain aneurysm.
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Heartless criminals who saw the news that Dr. Dre was hospitalized with a brain aneurysm attempted to break into his mansion, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
TMZ sources say four hapless burglars were on Dre's Pacific Palisades property Wednesday around 2 a.m. Security guards spotted the four as they were casing the house.
Before they could get into the main structure, security confronted them and the men fled. Security called police, who arrived almost immediately and caught the burglars near the property.
Law enforcement believes the men saw an opportunity to rob Dre of his valuables while the mega producer was hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm.
The 4 suspects were charged with attempted burglary and are currently in custody.
Dre, 55, suffered an aneurysm Monday and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where he is "resting comfortably" in ICU, his lawyer tells Billboard.
Dre, real name Andre Romelle Young, issued a statement through his publicist Tuesday night, saying, "Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I'm doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!"
Dre is in the midst of a bitter divorce battle with estranged wife Nicole Young, who wants $2 million a month in temporary spousal support and $5 million for attorneys fees, but a judge refused her request for $2 million a month.
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A Florida man died in a freak accident over the weekend when a window of the home he was allegedly burglarizing slammed down on his neck.
Jonathan Hernandez, 32, was alone when he climbed through a window at a home in Lehigh Acres, about 15 miles east of Fort Myers, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
The window slammed down on Hernandez's neck, leaving him dangling in the air until he strangled to death.
Hernandez's family disputed law enforcement's account of the freak accident. They claim Hernandez was not a burglar, and that his death is suspicious.
His fiancée, Patricia Duarte, said the family was surprised by law enforcement's claim that Hernandez was a petty criminal who died in the commission of a burglary.
"Soon as I got there I'm like, there's no way. This isn't what happened," she told NBC2 News. "I just need something to be done the right way. I need a proper investigation. I need the actual truth to come to light."
But Lt. Russell Park, spokesman for the sheriff's office, said police found the convicted felon dead at the scene. Park said the window that Hernandez was climbing through "unexpectedly" slammed down on him and pinned him, "keeping him suspended in air" for some time until he died.
The family created a GoFundMe page for Hernandez's funeral expenses.
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NBA star DeMar DeRozan confronted a man who broke into his Los Angeles-area home and entered his children's playroom.
DeRozan, 31, has two minor daughters with former fiancée Kiara Morrison, 32, (pictured with DeRozan and daughter Diar in 2018).
TMZ reported Saturday that the Spurs guard came "face-to-face" with the intruder after he ended up in the children's playroom in DeRozan's Calabasas mansion.
DeRozan chased the man, who was later arrested by police after he said he was actually looking for Kylie Jenner's home.
It isn't clear how the man breached security at the exclusive gated community. But guards caught him when he returned to the community for another burglary expedition the next day.
Jenner, 23, who was on holiday with her family in Lake Tahoe, returned home and immediately went to the courthouse to file a restraining order against the man.
The man was charged with one count of felony burglary and served with a restraining order to keep away from the DeRozan and Jenner residences.
"I grew up in Compton, California," DeRozan said Saturday, according to ESPN. "I've been through worse."
DeRozan was part of a blockbuster trade that sent Kawhi Leonard to Toronto in 2018.
Kylie Jenner has filed for an order of protection from a man who committed burglary in her exclusive gated community in Calabasas, California. The reality TV personality says she believes the man is stalking her.
Kylie is seeking a restraining order against a man named Justin Bergquist in court on Friday. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Bergquist allegedly broke into a mansion in Kylie's neighborhood last month. He left without taking anything -- but he came back and tried to get inside the gates again.
Security stopped the burglar the second time and called the cops, but he told officers he was there to see Kylie.
TMZ sources say it's unclear if Bergquist mistakenly thought the first home he allegedly broke into was Kylie's, but he was arrested anyway for burglary and trespassing.
Court records show Bergquist is due back in court next month after pleading not guilty in his criminal case.
Kylie filed court docs after arriving back home with her daughter, Stormi Webster, from a family vacation in Lake Tahoe. She flew in on her $50 million private jet, ignoring the CDC's recommendations to avoid traveling during the holidays due to the COVID 19 outbreak.
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Rapper T.I. is like any other man who wants safety and security for his family. The rapper probably had peace of mind when he moved into the exclusive, gated Eagles Landing subdivision in Henry County, Georgia.
But despite 24/7 guard presence and a gate, a robbing crew is breaking into homes in the upscale neighborhood. And now families are concerned about their safety among million-dollar homes.
Channel 2's Matt Johnson reports that families of Indian descent are bing targeted.
"These guys are smart," said one Indian man who asked Channel 2 not to show his face on camera. The resident said Indians are being targeted because they typically keep a lot of cash and gold jewelry in their homes.
The victim said thieves broke his back window to gain access to his upscale home while he was gone out Saturday night.
It's the third home burglary in the past two weeks inside Eagles Landing, where comedian Chris Tucker also owns a home.
The victim said he isn't sure the thieves are coming in from the outside.
"How they are getting in the neighborhood, that is a little bit mystery," said the man.
At another house, a mother and daughter returned from karate class to find a back window smashed and the house ransacked. $9,000 in cash and an expensive necklace were stolen.
Another family told Johnson that thieves stole at least $30,000 in jewelry from their home while they were gone.
The homeowner's association held a meeting with residents on Thursday to discuss the home break-ins.
Henry County police are investigating the cases.
A Louisiana man was shot dead by an East Feliciana Parish deputy who responded to a burglary call at a Texaco gas station early Monday.
The family of Christopher Whitfield, 31, say he had a history of mental illness and he fled from the cops because he had previous trouble with the law.
The store's owner, Danny Williams, said Whitfield broke into a cooler and stole a box of raw chicken before fleeing the store.
East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Chief Deputy Greg Phares confirmed the deputy encountered Whitfield behind the gas station and shot him, according to The Advocate.
Whitfield had a previous arrest in 2010 for breaking into the same store.
Phares declined to say if Whitfield was armed with a weapon.
Myrtle Jackson described her grandson as a nice person who didn't carry guns.
"I don't think he should have been shot," she said.
Whitfield's death is the latest fatal shooting of an unarmed Black person by white police officers.
Atatiana Jefferson, 28, of Fort Worth, Texas, was shot and killed by a cop when she looked out her bedroom window after hearing a prowler in her back yard early Saturday.
The cop, 34-year-old Aaron Dean, was arrested and charged with murder hours after he tendered his resignation. He was also dishonorably discharged from the police force.
Mystery surrounds the deaths of two 17-year-old Ohio boys who were shot by a homeowner who claims they were "trespassing" inside his garage in Dayton. The man called 911 around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday to report he shot the boys allegedly trespassing on his property.
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