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Famous Stars With Shocking Criminal Past

Famous Stars With Shocking Criminal Past

I am sure it comes as no surprise to most that celebrities also break the law.

Here are 5 celebrities with shocking criminal pasts.

Yasmine Bleeth

Actress Yasmine Bleeth in 2001 was arrested in Michigan after she got into a car rash. According to reports, Bleeth had driven her car off the highway, ending up on a median. Upon police arriving at the accident scene, they found four syringes with an injectable form of cocaine. A small plastic bag with cocaine residue in it was also found. Bleeth’s hotel was also searched and more cocaine and drug paraphernalia were found. The actress pleaded guilty to possessing less than 25 grams of cocaine and also driving while impaired. She was sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service.

 Mike Tyson

Famous Stars With Shocking Criminal Past

Boxing champ Mike Tyson’s arrest in the early 90’s had many in shock. Mike Tyson was arrested for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington, a beauty pageant contestant. Reports have it that Tyson had raped her in a hotel room in Indianapolis. The boxing champ was convicted in 1992 and sentenced to six years in prison. He was also given four years probation. Tyson gained freedom in 1995 after serving only three years.

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Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg is one actor many can not get enough of his movies but yes despite being a great actor, Mark sure has some criminal past. At the age of 16, the actor attacked two Vietnamese men without provocation. He reportedly attacked the first man with a stick then went on to punch the second man, permanently blinding him. The actor was arrested and at first, charged with attempted murder, but it was reduced to criminal contempt. Wahlberg pled guilty and was sentenced to two years at the Deer Island House of Correction in Boston. He, however, ended up serving just 45 days.

 R. Kelly

This singer has been in the news for months now after he was arrested for child pornography amongst other charges. However, in 2002, the singer was indicted on 21 counts of having sex with a minor. The charge was later reduced to soliciting a minor for child pornography, as well as seven counts of videotaping the acts and seven counts of producing child pornography. All of these charges were dropped in 2004 but, in 2008, the case was taken to trial and Kelly was found not guilty of all 14 counts.


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