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Ex-Idol Bucky Covington

OFF THE HOOK

In Cash Grab Case

8/30/2011 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"American Idol" reject  Bucky Covington won't be prosecuted for allegedly jacking $1,500 from a bar back in June -- after the Florida Attorney General's Office decided there wasn't enough evidence to make a successful case against him.

TMZ broke the story -- an event promoter accused Bucky of calling the shots in the alleged theft -- and ordering his brother and sister-in-law to snatch $1,500 from the cash box at the Iron Horse Saloon in Ormond Beach, Florida.

Authorities conducted an investigation, but the Attorney General's Office decided not to pursue the case -- saying, "The prosecutor determined that there was insufficient evidence to prove the charges against Mr. Covington beyond a reasonable doubt at trial."

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1.

kar    

Does anybody really care??

1099 days ago
2.

The Love Sponge    

First You Sissies

1099 days ago
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kiowa kirchoff    

He is playing at our county fair in Alpena, MI tonight. I'm happy it is safe to unlock my doors when I sleep tonight. :)

1099 days ago
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mkoff32    

Who the hell is Bucky Covington?

1099 days ago
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Leader of the ignorant masses    

Yet another "reality celebrity" in and out of trouble. Too many stories of driving drunk, fighting, sleeping around or getting into other trouble and not nearly enough stories of them doing something positive out there. Is it because they are all just trash or is it that people only care about hearing these stories and the media ignores anything positive they do? Much like any country in the world it is probably a case of the douchebags get all the attention.

1099 days ago
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jimmy    

OBAMA IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY!!!

1099 days ago
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Rachel68005    

I never had a doubt in my mind that these false accusations would be proven to be untrue! So glad that this is over and Bucky can move on.

1099 days ago
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Bobby Joe    

It would be nice if you also mentioned that the promoter is in fact suspected of trying to black mail Bucky because he didn't have the funds to pay performers. Bucky is reported to be owed $7K for his performance.

1099 days ago
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Ace    

You own a bar and don't have a surveillance camera pointed at your cash register?

1099 days ago
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t    

Bucky Covington= White Trash to the nth degree...nuff said...

1099 days ago
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jat nano    

Long hairos rob blanks

1099 days ago
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wenzy    

BUCKY IS JUST TRASH! NO DOUBT IN MY MIND HE TOOK THE $. WHAT FEW FANS HE HAS...THEY KNOW TOO!

1099 days ago
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PRO US    

I heard someone say he's not going to rob that saloon again next week.

1099 days ago
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Vicki    

The people that made the negative comments obviously don't know what they're talking about. Bucky Covington is a really nice, upstanding person that was FALSELY accused What are you people, judge jury and executioners? Get a life!!

144 days ago

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