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Safaree Samuels Armed Robbery Suspects Captured ... He Claims $183k Stolen

4/3/2018 10:24 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

3:33 PM PT -- Safaree's attorney, James Leonard Jr., tells us, "This was not some random stick up attempt, this was an ambush specifically targeting Safaree by several men with guns. The actual facts of what happened are chilling and it is only by the grace of god that this incident did not have a different ending and for that we are extremely grateful."

12:26 PM PT -- According to cops, Safaree claims he was robbed of around $183,000 of cash and jewelry.

The suspects in Safaree Samuels' armed robbery didn't get far before cops nailed 'em ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us 2 men suspected of robbing Safaree at gunpoint Monday were busted after cops chased them down over the George Washington Bridge, from New Jersey into New York.

We're told police were in hot pursuit following the alleged robbery in Fort Lee, NJ. Cops followed them over the bridge, and at one point the suspects crashed their car and fled on foot. NYPD joined the search before Jonathan Ricketts and Shawn Harewood were captured about 12 blocks apart. 

As we reported ... Safaree was in tears Monday during a radio interview, saying he'd just been robbed earlier in the day. He says two guys ran up on him with guns and took "everything." 

Meek Mill Judge Takes Hard Line ... You're Not Getting Out Just 'Cause Everyone Else Is

4/3/2018 6:56 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

8:15 AM PT -- Meek's attorney Joe Tacopina tells TMZ, “We have never seen such vindictiveness and disregard for the law at this level. Judge Brinkley will not be able to hide her conduct from the scrutiny of appellate courts, the justice system overall and the common sense and decency of the people of Pennsylvania and the United States. We will see to it.

Meek Mill's controversial judge says he's got awful timing -- and that's just one of the many reasons she's not granting him a bail hearing.

Judge Genece Brinkley filed docs explaining why she rejected his motion to get a hearing, and be released from prison on bail. First, she's being a stickler on deadlines ... saying Meek's request needed to be filed a year after his original 2009 sentence became final. Of course, he didn't file until 2018, but we're confident Meek's team would say they didn't know about the police corruption scandal until this year.

As we reported, Meek hung much of his bail request on the credibility of Officer Graham -- the Philly cop at the center of the city's sweeping police corruption case.

Judge Brinkley says, in docs obtained by TMZ, the Philly article exposing the scandal is based on old police documents that were readily available to Meek's attorneys. She's basically saying ... the information was there, why didn't Meek's team expose the corrupt cops? In fact, Brinkley says the article isn't even admissible as evidence, and there's precedent for that in Pennsylvania. 

She also says Meek has repeatedly admitted his guilt, in court, to the gun and drug charges he originally faced.

Judge Brinkley thinks there's nothing special about Meek's situation. She says post-sentencing bail should only be granted in "exceptional cases for compelling reasons." Bottom line for the judge ... even if Graham's a dirty cop, it doesn't make this an exceptional case.

As for prosecutors not objecting to Meek's release -- she says it's based on the fact hundreds of other convicted criminals were released due to the corruption scandal. And for Judge Brinkley ... just because they got out, doesn't necessarily mean Meek should get out, too.

Fabolous Emily B Claims He Punched Out Her Front Teeth

3/30/2018 10:19 AM PDT
Breaking News

Fabolous flew into such a rage at Emily B, the mother of his 2 kids, that he punched her 7 times and also threatened to shoot her, as well as her family members ... according to law enforcement sources.

TMZ broke the story ... Fabolous surrendered to police Wednesday night and was booked for aggravated assault and terroristic threats. Emily told police things have been heated with the rapper since early March, when they had an argument in L.A.

She claimed he later sent her a text saying he wanted to hit her in the head with a baseball bat, and would kill her ... but he "did not want to go out like that." Emily claims instead ... Fabolous repeatedly punched her in the face, and knocked out her 2 front teeth.

Emily says she feared for her life, and remembered Fabolous has 2 handguns in their home in Englewood, NJ -- so, she called her father to remove them before Fab got home. She told cops ... Fabolous was infuriated when he arrived at the house to find her father and brother there, and went to look for his guns.

She claims he stormed out of the house, and told her and family "he had a bullet for them."

NorthJersey.com first reported Emily's allegations.

Former 'Smallville' Star Member of Alleged Sex Cult ... Watches Cops Bust Leader

3/29/2018 8:56 AM PDT
Breaking News

Former "Smallville" star Allison Mack chased down Mexican cops as they carted away an alleged sex cult leader, and she might be the next one to be thrown behind bars. 

It's a bizarre story ... Mexican officials took Keith Raniere into custody in Puerto Vallarta, where he fled last year. Raniere co-founded a purported self-help group called Nxivm. Authorities now believe the group is a cult which brands women with Raniere and Mack's initials and forces them into sex slavery.

Mack, who played Chloe Sullivan on "Smallville," is believed to be second-in-command to Raniere.

Former Nxvim publicist Frank Parlato blew the whistle on the group last summer, and got video of Mack standing by helplessly on Monday as Mexican cops arrested Raniere.

He's been extradited to the U.S. to face charges for sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor. 

'L&HH' Star Tommie Lee Wanted by Cops ... AGAIN!!!

3/29/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Tommie Lee must really love the feeling of being wanted ... especially by cops.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Tommie failed to appear for a hearing Wednesday in Fulton County, Atlanta over her arrest in 2016 on charges that included DUI and driving without a license. Her no-show triggered a warrant for her arrest.

And get this ... just one day before she failed to appear in court, prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Tommie's bond for the 2016 case after allegedly attacking a mall employee last month.

TMZ broke the story ... Tommie was booked for misdemeanor battery for the alleged mall beatdown, but didn't appear all that worried.

Tommie's tune might soon change.

Trevone Boykin Arrested For Aggravated Assault Allegedly Broke GF's Jaw

3/28/2018 3:06 PM PDT
Breaking News

3:31 PM PT -- Mansield PD just released a statement saying the alleged assault was captured on video cameras inside the residence.

Detectives got a search warrant last week, and seized the footage. MPD says they reviewed the footage today ... before an arrest warrant was issued for Boykin.

Cops say Boykin was arrested at his home -- without incident -- and transported to jail.

Bond has not yet been set.

NFL QB Trevone Boykin is in custody after being arrested Wednesday for allegedly punching his girlfriend and cracking her jaw ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Boykin was being investigated by cops in Mansfield, Texas after he was allegedly involved in an altercation with his longtime GF, Shabrika Bailey, last Wednesday.

He has been arrested for aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.

TB -- who was cut by the Seahawks on Tuesday -- vehemently denied any involvement in a physical fight with Bailey.

However, Bailey -- in an interview -- told a different story, claiming Boykin choked her and broke her jaw before finally taking her to the hospital for treatment.

Story developing ...

DMX Gets 1 Yr in Prison for Tax Evasion

3/28/2018 2:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DMX is heading back to prison for 12 months for tax evasion, and, in a way, it's good news.

X addressed the judge directly Wednesday in the NYC courtroom, and took responsibility for his actions. He said he was too old to be doing the things he's doing, and admitted he hasn't been thinking straight.

The judge gave him 1 year behind bars, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. As TMZ first reported, federal prosecutors were pushing for the max sentence -- 5 years in the slammer -- to send a message to the rapper, especially after he failed a drug test while he was out on bond and got sent back to jail

During sentencing, X's attorney, Murray Richman, played the rapper's music video for "Slippin'" to show how tough DMX's life has been.

DMX entered a guilty plea to one count of tax evasion this past November as part of a deal his attorneys struck with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY. Before the deal, he was facing 14 counts and 44 years incarcerated.

Gronk 2nd Arrest Made ... in Home Burglary

3/27/2018 1:51 PM PDT
Breaking News

Another guy allegedly connected to Gronk's home burglary has turned himself in and is behind bars ... TMZ Sports has learned.

As we previously reported ... Gronkowski's house was burglarized on February 5 while he was in Minnesota for the Super Bowl. 

Law enforcement tells us 28-year-old Eric Tyrrell turned himself in to Foxborough Police Tuesday afternoon ... after being sought for two counts of receiving stolen property. He's being held on $10,000 cash bail.

Another man, Anthony Almeida, 31, was arrested last Friday for B&E Nighttime, two counts of Receiving Stolen Property, and Malicious Destruction of Property.

Police say they recovered an Apple Watch, a Rolex, and 2 rare coins. They are still looking for multiple firearms that were taken.

FYI -- Gronk PERSONALLY made the 911 call ... saying "This isn't an emergency ... this is just uh, Rob Gronkowski calling. And while I was gone, my whole house got robbed while on the Super Bowl trip and I just got back."

Larry Nassar's MSU Boss Arrested & Jailed ... Faces Felony Charge

3/27/2018 7:00 AM PDT
Breaking News

12:35 PM PT -- William Strampel bonded out, and is no longer in custody.

11:50 AM PT -- Strampel appeared before a judge in East Lansing, Michigan where bond was set at $25K. As a bond condition, Strampel is not permitted to travel out-of-state. He's also not allowed to contact alleged victims or witnesses in his case.

Strampel has not yet posted bond, or been released.

He's due back in court in April 23.

Larry Nassar's longtime boss at Michigan State was arrested and thrown in jail Monday night in Michigan ... and he's facing a felony charge for criminal sexual conduct.

William Strampel, 70, was the dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2002 to 2017... a period of time that saw Nassar abuse hundreds of women and girls in his capacity as the doctor for MSU as well as Team USA gymnastics. 

Strampel is currently in Ingham County Jail in Michigan.

According to court docs, Strampel is facing 4 charges including 4th degree criminal sexual conduct with force or coercion, and willful neglect of duty -- a misdemeanor.

The arraignment for Strampel is scheduled for 2:30 PM local time Tuesday.

As for Nassar, 54, he's currently serving an unofficial life sentence -- 60 years on child porn charges plus a minimum of 80 years for sexual assaults.

Rob Gronkowski Arrest Made In Home Burglary

3/23/2018 2:50 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rest easy Gronk, the scumbag who allegedly broke into your Massachusetts house is behind bars.

Gronkowski's house was burglarized on February 5 ... while RG was in Minnesota for the Super Bowl. Gronk's bedroom was locked, so the burglars never entered his room ... however, stuff was taken from the house.

After a 6-week investigation, Foxborough PD announced they arrested a man named Anthony Almeida -- 31 years old.

Almeida was charged with breaking and entering, 2 counts of receiving stolen property, and malicious destruction of property.

Police say they recovered an Apple Watch, a Rolex, and 2 rare coins. They are still looking for multiple firearms that were taken.

But that's not all ... cops are on the hunt for 2 other men they believe also participated in the robbery.

FYI -- Gronk PERSONALLY made the 911 call ... saying "This isn't an emergency ... this is just uh, Rob Gronkowski calling. And while I was gone, my whole house got robbed while on the Super Bowl trip and I just got back."

Jacquees' Miami Beach Arrest Cop Used 'Excessive Force' on Me ... Hints at Legal Action

3/22/2018 4:00 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jacquees might be gearing up for a potential lawsuit against Miami Beach PD after one of its officers got rough with him during a traffic stop ... according to Jacquees himself.

The singer recorded a video for his fans, and addressed what he calls the "excessive force" a cop used Wednesday while busting Jacquees for allegedly driving without a seat belt.

He stops short of saying he's suing, but he refers to his legal team -- and its advice for him -- enough for you to read between the lines.

We broke the story ... Jacquees was arrested in Miami Beach Wednesday when cops say he refused to hand over his license, or cooperate with the officers. In the video, you can see an officer give him a good, hard yank by his arm.

One positive -- Jacquees says he's physically and mentally okay after the Ocean Drive incident.

Jacquees was booked for failure to obey a lawful command, and for the seat belt violation. He clearly bonded out of jail and is back on the outside.

Tarek El Moussa Sues Realtor You Swindled Me Outta $35k!!!

3/22/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tarek El Moussa got swindled out of $35k by a crooked realtor who later got his ass arrested for doing the exact same thing to others ... so claims Tarek, who's suing the realtor to get his jack back.

The "Flip or Flop" star is going after Mario Gonzalez and MCR Realty ... claiming, in docs obtained by TMZ, he struck a deal in April 2014 to buy a house in Cypress, CA. Tarek, however, says he grew suspicious after Gonzalez told him to wire a $35k deposit, but reluctantly agreed to wire the cash.

Things went south from there. Tarek says Gonzalez went radio silent for months, so he went to cops. Tarek says he later learned Gonzalez had been arrested. We checked ... and Gonzalez was arrested by the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. in December 2016 for grand theft.

Gonzalez also had his real estate license revoked. Tarek's suing for his $35k plus damages.

Jacquees Busted on South Beach ... Told Cops, 'Don't Touch Me!'

3/21/2018 5:07 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jacquees got into a confrontation with cops on South Beach -- with a bunch of Spring Breakers watching -- and ended up getting arrested, after allegedly driving without a seat belt ... TMZ has learned.

The singer was driving down the famed Ocean Drive Wednesday -- in a Lambo -- when a Miami Beach officer pulled him over. According to cops, the officer told Jacquees he was getting pulled over for failure to wear his seat belt, and was asked to present his driver's license.

When he refused to show his license, the officer told him to get out of the car -- which he did, but he refused to walk with the officer to the sidewalk. Cops say Jacquees yelled, "Do not touch me."

By this time, a vocal crowd of Spring Break kids gathered and they were clearly pissed about the situation. As a result, the officer called for backup. In the video, you see Jacquees get cuffed, and the arresting officer yanks his arm pretty hard on the way to the cruiser.

He was booked for failure to obey a lawful command, and for the seat belt infraction ... both misdemeanors.

Return to your normal Spring Break activities, kids. 

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