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Boosie Bro Off the Hook For Alleged Bank Siphoning

10/16/2017 9:49 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Boosie's brother is dodging serious potential jail time for allegedly stealing more than $300k from his famous sibling, but the big question ... WHY??

The D.A. in charge of Taquari Hatch's case has refused to file charges against him -- despite cops busting him for allegedly siphoning $361,000 from Boosie's account.

We broke the story ... Taquari was booked for identity theft and fraud charges after cops claimed he posed as Boosie to authorize multiple wire transfers. Taquari had always maintained he was innocent ... and it now seems the D.A. agrees -- or at least feels the evidence wasn't strong enough.

We've reached out to the D.A.'s office for clarification on why Taquari is walking away scot-free ... so far, no word back.

Kodak Black Indicted on Sexual Conduct Charges

10/9/2017 1:45 PM PDT
Breaking News

Kodak Black is facing new criminal charges for sexual misconduct with a teenager.

Kodak's accused of sexually assaulting the girl in February 2016 at a hotel in South Carolina. He allegedly pushed her into a wall, onto a bed and proceeded to assault her -- biting her neck and breast before forcibly having sex with her.

He was actually indicted in April, but news of the charges just broke Monday. As we reported, the Florida rapper was arrested last year, and got out of a South Carolina jail on a $100k bond.

Kodak's facing up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

Nelly Accuser Claims Rape without Condom His Lawyer Says He Has Proof She's a Liar

10/8/2017 11:33 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The woman who claims Nelly raped her says she had been partying with him before he forced her to have sex without a condom, but Nelly's lawyer says he will expose her for what she is ... a liar.

We've learned the 21-year-old Seattle resident claims she met Nelly at a club in Washington, where she and her friends drank at his table and got "tipsy."

She says she was invited to an after-party and drove off with Nelly's people. The woman says she was taken to Nelly's tour bus.  

She says she was in Nelly's room with him when he tried to have sex with her and she said no. She claims Nelly told her to "shut up" and said he wanted to have sex with her without protection, which she says he did over her objections.  

The woman says, afterward, Nelly offered her money, but she declined, and then a woman came up and said, "You gotta go." She kicked her off the bus and threw $100 at her.

Nelly's lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, tells TMZ, "It does not surprise me that she wanted to have her story publicized. That is playbook 101 of a person with an agenda and clearly she has one. The agenda is money, fame and notoriety."

Rosenblum says he has an investigator on the case and "we will be able to show by objective evidence and unbiased witnesses that she has zero credibility."

The lawyer adds, "She's a person who is making a dangerous, fraudulent allegation to accomplish her own goals."

TMZ broke the story ... Nelly was arrested early Saturday for second degree rape and released a short time later.

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Contestant Defies DUI Judge ... I'm Filming in L.A., Baby!!!

10/6/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

An upcoming "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant is thumbing his nose at the judge in his DUI case by going to werrrrk in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us Andrew Bryson -- whose drag name is Blair St. Clair -- is currently taping in L.A. as a contestant for season 10 of 'Drag Race.' That's in clear violation of a court order stating he must stay in Indiana following a DUI bust this year.

According to docs, obtained by TMZ, St. Clair was pulled over in March in Fort Wayne, IN and blew a .195 -- more than twice the legal limit! We checked and the judge's order banning his out-of-state travel is still in place.

It's a catch 22 for "Blair" -- winning the show could unlock a showbiz career, but doing the show at all could land his ass in a jail cell. We made a call to VH1, but no word back yet.

Las Vegas Shooter His Brother Is Wanted by Cops

10/5/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock has a younger brother who has a warrant out for his arrest, albeit for something far less menacing ... TMZ has learned.

57-year-old Bruce Paddock is wanted in L.A. County, according to docs, and it stems from one of his laundry list of violations. Paddock was busted for vandalism in 2014 -- he jacked up a moving company's property.

Paddock pled no contest and got 150 hours of community service, but kept trying to get it reduced. When he no-show'd for a 2016 court date, the judge issued the bench warrant.

We broke the story ... Bruce has a long rap sheet, including arrests for arson, burglary and criminal threats. The vandalism is a misdemeanor, so it's unlikely cops are actively seeking him.

Still, a routine traffic stop could land his ass in jail.

Dennis Schroder Mug Shot After Hookah Bar Fight

9/29/2017 1:52 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained Dennis Schroder's mug shot -- taken after he was arrested for fighting outside of an Atlanta area hookah bar early Friday morning.

As we previously reported, the Atlanta Hawks star was arrested -- along with 3 friends -- for allegedly jumping a dude following a heated verbal altercation around 2 AM.

Cops say they have surveillance video showing the 24-year-old shoving the victim -- before DS's friends began unloading punches and kicks.

The victim was hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries.

So far, no statement from Schroder.

Kardashian's Store Armed Suspect 911 Call ... She Held Up the Gun to Me!!!

9/28/2017 3:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Kardashians' DASH store employees were forced to hide in a back room while a gun-wielding woman terrorized them ... according to the frantic 911 call.

TMZ obtained the gripping call one worker made to cops, moments after the suspect, Maricia Medrano, held her at gunpoint and trashed the store. You can hear the fear in the female employee's voice as she tries to describe the suspect for cops. She was especially panicked because Medrano was still there.

The employee told cops Medrano was ranting about killing the Kardashians if they didn't stay out of Cuba. As we reported, Medrano fled the store, but returned later with a machete.

Cops eventually arrested Medrano for assault and criminal threats. She's being held on $50,000 bail.

Taylor Swift Obsessed Fan Found Unfit for Stalking Trial

9/26/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Taylor Swift's latest obsessed fan won't be facing a jury of his peers anytime soon -- the judge says he's mentally unfit to stand trial.

Mohammed Jaffar had a court hearing Monday in New York, where a judge declared he couldn't be tried on the stalking charge against him in his current state, and would remain in custody -- at a mental health facility -- until he is fit for trial.

We broke the story ... Jaffar showed warning signs of his obsession with Taylor as early as 2014 through tweets that became more brazen and troubling over time.

He was busted earlier this year when cops discovered he'd been camping out on the roof of Taylor's building, and buzzed her doorbell for an hour straight.

Ryan Seacrest That Dude's Mug Shot Looks Just Like Me!!!

9/22/2017 7:13 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

THIIIIIISSSS ... is "American Idol" meets "Cops."

The person in this mug shot is NOT Ryan Seacrest ... but, c'mon, the resemblance is uncanny!!!

One of our eagle-eyed users was perusing the booking photos when she found this guy -- who looks strikingly similar to Seacrest.

In fact, they're both the same age (42) and height (5'8").

Unfortunately for this dude, cops say he was recently busted on a meth charge -- so that sucks. Hopefully, he can get his life together.

But if Seacrest ever wants to call in sick ... hey, we got your stand-in!!

Kardashian's DASH Store Woman with Gun, Knife Arrested

9/22/2017 3:35 AM PDT

The woman who pointed a gun at the cashier at the Kardashian's DASH store has been arrested.

Cops were able to use surveillance video to track down the woman seen here brandishing a knife. She's 35-year-old Maricia Medrano. Cops went to her home Thursday night, executed a search warrant and found 2 airsoft guns ... similar to the one used by the perp in the first assault.

TMZ broke the story, the person who entered the store knocked down merch, left, and then came back wielding a knife, and that's when she was caught on surveillance video.

Medrano's been booked for assault and criminal threats. She's being held on $50,000 bail.

The video of her ranting with the knife is insane -- as is the fact news photogs didn't budge! 

Ricky Williams Arrested In Texas ... Smiling Mug Shot

9/21/2017 6:16 AM PDT
Breaking News

More legal drama for Ricky Williams ... the ex-NFL star was arrested in Texas this week on traffic warrants.

The ex-Texas Longhorns running back didn't appear too concerned when the time came to snap his mug shot -- he even broke out a smile.

Cops say the 40-year-old Heisman Trophy winner was pulled over on Tuesday for a routine traffic stop -- and when cops pulled his records, they noticed an active warrant for his arrest.

Williams was hauled to Travis County Jail -- but he's out now.

No word about why there was an active warrant out for him in the first place. We're working on it.

Story developing ...

Jean-Claude Van Damme Son Arrested on Police Video Allegedly Held Roommate at Knifepoint

9/16/2017 7:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ has obtained police video of the arrest of Jean-Claude Van Damme's son, and it's pretty intense.

TMZ broke the story, 21-year-old Nicholas Van Varenberg was arrested last Sunday in Tempe, Arizona, after a disturbance. Cops found a trail of blood leading to Nicholas's apartment, and apparently the roommate answered the door and let them in. Cops asked a few questions, then left.

But law enforcement sources tell us ... the roommate ran downstairs, claiming he had just escaped after Nicholas had been holding him at knifepoint ... furious he had opened the door.

The video starts when the cops returned to the apartment and are interviewing the roommate. It then cuts to the cops going down the hallway to arrest Nicholas. You heard him insist he had not gotten into a fight with anyone, but cops weren't buying it.

Police tell TMZ they searched the apartment and found a knife and weed. Nicholas was booked for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful imprisonment, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Martin Shkreli Arrested Bail Revoked for Hillary Threat

9/13/2017 3:17 PM PDT
Breaking News

Martin Shkreli is back in federal custody after his bail was revoked due to online threats against Hillary Clinton.

Shkreli was arrested Wednesday in NYC after a judge revoked his $5 million bail in his securities fraud case. As we reported ... Shkreli got into hot water for his FB post offering "$5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton."

He also said, "The Clinton Foundation is willing to KILL to protect its secrets" ... and that's why he was offering cash for her hair.

Shkreli backtracked from his offer in a letter to the judge, calling it an "awkward attempt at humor."

Too little too late, clearly.

Shkreli had already been found guilty on multiple securities fraud charges, and was awaiting sentencing. Looks like he'll do his waiting behind bars now.

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