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This just in...: Charlie Sheen pleads guilty; Shakespeare con man gets eight years

Charlie's holiday mugshot, courtesy of the Aspen Police Department. (Reuters)

  • Charlie Sheen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault Monday in Aspen, Colo., the Associated Press reports. It was part of a deal struck with prosecutors, who dropped some heavier charges related to a Christmas Day fight with his wife. He was sentenced to 30 days in a California rehab clinic, 30 days of probation -- and 36 hours of anger management.

  • A flamboyant British book dealer who walked into the Folger Shakespeare Library two years ago with a rare 1623 volume of the Bard's plays that turned out to be stolen was sentenced Monday in London to eight years in prison. A jury last month cleared Raymond Scott of stealing the First Folio but convicted him of handling stolen goods and taking them out of Britain. The Associated Press reports the judge blamed the champagne-swilling, Ferrari-driving Scott of attempting to use the book to "fund an extremely ludicrous playboy lifestyle" and impress chicks.

    Read more:
    Suspect in Folio Theft Is Something of a Character

  • By The Reliable Source  |  August 3, 2010; 1:03 AM ET
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