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These Athletes Had To Face The Consequences Of Their Horrific Crimes

Being a professional athlete, like any other career, does not mean you are immune to the law. There has been a lot of criticism when it comes to how NFL athletes have recently been treated for protesting racial inequality yet some players face no consequences for domestic violence. However, some athletes do have to face the consequences for their actions. Here are some athletes who were arrested and, in some cases, convicted of some horrific crimes, ranging from kidnapping to murder.

1. Bruno Fernandes das Dores de Souza

Often referred to as Bruno, this Brazilian football player was arrested in July 2010 after the woman he was having an affair with disappeared a month earlier. She had told him her son was his and was suing him for child support. Bruno was charged with kidnapping, murder, hiding a body, corrupting minors and forming a criminal gang. His 17-year-old cousin told police he had helped Bruno kidnap his girlfriend. The gruesome details of the crime included cutting up the body and burying parts under concrete while other parts were fed to dogs. Bruno ended up serving close to 7 years in prison out of his 22-year sentence, and then was arrested in 2017 after his defense team had partial blame in delays for his appeal.

2. Omar ‘El Gato’ Ortiz

Former Mexican goalkeeper Omar ‘El Gato’ Ortiz was arrested in 2012 for allegedly being part of a kidnapping ring targeting wealthy families in Mexico. The kidnapping gang even targeted families Ortiz knew personally. Ortiz admitted to picking out two members of a wealthy family for the ring. He is currently still in jail despite not receiving a sentence.

3. Robinho

Robson de Souza, a Brazilian player known by his nickname Robinho, was convicted in 2017 in Italy along with five other men for gang raping a woman at a club in Milan in 2012. Until the appeal process is completed, Robinho’s sentence cannot be enforced under Italian law.

4. War Machine

MMA fighter Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver (whose mother is Mexican and is known by his name War Machine), was arrested in 2014 after porn actress Christy Mack alleged War Machine had assaulted her and her associate. Mack suffered broken bones, missing teeth, a broken nose, a ruptured liver and a fractured rib after the brutal assault. In 2017 he was convicted of assault with a weapon and kidnapping, among 29 felony counts. War Machine was sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole after 36 years.

5. Tony Ayala Jr.

In the early ‘80s, Mexican-American former boxer Tony Ayala Jr. was convicted of two assaults on women and convicted of the brutal assault of a schoolteacher in the home he burglarized. In 2000, he broke into another woman’s home. Ayala Jr. died of an apparent overdose in 2015 in Texas.

6. Carlos Monzón

Former Argentine professional boxer Carlos Monzón was charged with beating and killing his wife, model Alicia Muñiz in 1988 after strangling her and throwing her off a balcony. The couple was vacationing in Mar de Plata when the brutal attack occurred. After being found guilty, he received an 11-year prison sentence.

7. Aaron Hernandez

Before former NFL player Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional athlete. He was found dead in his cell after being acquitted of a double homicide. Hernandez’s death has sparked a growing debate about football players and concussion injuries from the sport.


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El Chapo’s Wife Turns Herself In After Being Charged With Drug Smuggling and Trying to Break Him Out of Jail

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El Chapo’s Wife Turns Herself In After Being Charged With Drug Smuggling and Trying to Break Him Out of Jail

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They say art imitates life, but sometimes, it’s the other way around. Once in a while, the news seems like it’s simply replaying scenes from La Reina del Sur. Especially the latest update on El Chapo’s wife.

On Monday Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, turned herself into the United States FBI on charges of international drug trafficking.

The U.S. authorities are charging Coronel with helping Guzmán smuggle drugs across the border, break out of prison, and bribe corrupt officials. According to anonymous officials, the U.S. authorities have had their eye on her for a while now.

For years, El Chapo’s wife Emma Coronel has insisted that she had nothing to do with her husband’s illegal activities. Because she always maintained her innocence, the former teen beauty-queen was able to keep a high profile since her husband was imprisoned in 2019. She was active on social media, gave interviews to news outlets, and even appeared on a reality series.

Coronel was born in San Francisco, but grew up in Mexico near El Chapo’s “territory”.

Her father was a prominent member of El Chapo’s cartel, and according to experts, she “grew up with knowledge of the narcotics trafficking industry.” She married Guzmán when she was 18-years-old. He was 50. Her and Guzmán have 9-year-old twin daughters together. As of now, the girls’ whereabouts are unknown.

According to official documents, the FBI has evidence that Coronel was a liaison between El Chapo and his sons, “Los Chapitos” when they were planning his notorious prison escape in 2015. Coronel also stands accused of acting as a messenger and negotiator for payments to corrupt authorities.

As of now, people are speculating that Coronel turned herself in in exchange for leniency.

“Her attorney at sentencing is going to argue, ‘She took it upon herself to face charges,’ she didn’t make the government go out and arrest and extradite her,” an anonymous source told Vice. “She came out of Mexico. It would have been quite a process to get her extradited.”

According to reports, Colonel faces 10 years to life in prison, and a fine of up to $10 million USD.

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Thirteen Years After Her Daughter’s Murder, Casey Anthony Is Producing A Documentary To ‘Clear Her Name’

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Thirteen Years After Her Daughter’s Murder, Casey Anthony Is Producing A Documentary To ‘Clear Her Name’

Updated Feb. 8, 2021.

In 2008, the death of Caylee Anthony gripped headlines across the United States after her mother Casey Anthony was charged with first-degree murder. The case attracted a significant amount of news attention and quickly became a media circus. Forty million people watched testimony in the case which became the main topic of talk shows across the country.

Now, thirteen years after her daughter’s death, Casey Anthony is back to making headlines. After enduring so much legal trouble, Anthony is thrusting herself back into the legal field again, this time for business.

Casey Anthony is raising eyebrows once again after filing paperwork to open a private investigation company in South Florida.

Anthony filed documents listing herself as a registered agent of Case Research & Consulting Services, LLC last December. Her business, according to People, was registered to a home in West Palm Beach owned by Patrick McKenna. During the time of her trial, McKenna worked as Anthony’s lead investigator.

According to state records, Anthony does not have a Florida private investigator’s license. As a convicted felon she will not be able to obtain a license.

Casey Anthony is also now pushing to become a movie producer.

 According to TMZ Anthony and co-producers, Tamra Simmons and Ebony Porter-Ike are setting out to produce a movie about her daughter’s murder in an effort to clear her name.

TMZ says that the producers behind the documentary say Anthony is “finally ready to clear her name, bring justice to her daughter, and begin the process of establishing her daughter’s legacy in a different light.”

“She knows what it’s like to be accused of something that she didn’t do,” a source told People. “She wants to help other wrongfully accused people, especially women, and help them get justice.” The source noted that Anthony has yet to obtain clients. “It’s in the very early stages,” explained the source. “She has big plans for her future, and hopes that it will change how people see her.”

In 2008, Anthony was charged with first-degree murder for the disappearance of her daughter Caylee.

Anthony’s case became notorious after it came out that she had not reported her daughter missing until 31 days after she disappeared. A massive search went underway for the toddler who was almost three. The search ended when her body was found in a wooded lot near Anthony’s family home.

On July 5, 2011, a jury found Casey not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child. They did, however, find her guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer.

After she was acquitted, a Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger described Casey as “the court made a pretty strong statement that she was one of the most hated women in America.”

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