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Archive for February 11th, 2010

Mike Douglas’ Son Faces Tough Jail Time After Bust by DEA

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

If Cameron Douglas acts as if he’s really really worried, he’s not really acting.

The 31-year-old son of actor Michael Douglas, and grandson of actor Kirk Douglas, faces some tough jail time when he gets sentenced April 27 in U.S. District Court in New York.

The Associated Press reports that he faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison.

Late last month, the younger Douglas pleaded guilty to selling large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine while staying at Hotel Gansevoort, a trendy Manhattan hotel. He was busted by the DEA.

The AP reported that he also pleaded guilty to heroin possession after his girlfriend tried to smuggle the drug to him in an electric toothbrush while he was under house arrest.

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Jury to Begin Deliberating in Trial of Ex-Miami DEA Chief Tom Raffanello

miami map istockBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

And now comes the jury deliberations.

A Miami jury will begin deliberating Thursday in the trial of Tom Raffanello, the former head of the Miami DEA, who is accused of conspiracy and obstructing an SEC investigation by shredding thousands of records to protect his boss — accused swindler Allen Stanford, according to the Miami Herald.

Rafanello, the former chief of security for Stanford Financial group, is on trial along with the company’s technology officer Bruce Perraud. He has denied wrongdoing.

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Student Detained at Philly Airport for Arabic Flash Cards Sues FBI and TSA

philly airportBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Some Arabic flashcards are at the center of a lawsuit against the FBI, police and the Transportation Security Administration.

The Associated Press is reporting that a student is suing the agencies after he was handcuffed at Philadelphia International Airport in August and questioned about his Arabic flash cards.

The AP reported the American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of Nick George, 22, of Wyncote, Pa.

It alleges that George, who studies Arabic at Pomona College in California, was detained for four hours and missed his flight to California even after it became apparent he was no threat, the news service reported.