Money Matters - Simplified


Strauss-Kahn Charged For Links With Prostitution Ring

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been placed under formal investigation for his links with a hotel prostitution ring run in the city of Lille.

Julian Assange rakes in $1.3mn from autobiography

Here's a ray of hope for Julian Assange. The beleaguered WikiLeaks' founder has signed a $1.5 million book deal to fight his legal battle.

Snipes may take case to Supreme Court

Ocala, Fla. -- Lawyers for Wesley Snipes have asked a federal judge to extend his bail while they consider petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court about his prison sentence.

The Orlando Sentinel said the motion was filed Tuesday.

The film star's 2008 conviction and three-year prison sentence for failure to file tax returns and pay federal income taxes were upheld by an appellate court in July. However, he has remained free on bond and his legal team requested a new trial.

A federal judge in Florida last week denied that petition and ordered Snipes to surrender to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to begin his prison sentence.

The Sentinel said it was not clear where and when Snipes must turn himself in.

5 US health workers arrested in Zimbabwe

Five US health workers, including two doctors, two nurses, and an organizer, were arrested on Thursday in Zimbabwe on grounds of running an AIDS clinic without the administration of a pharmacist or proper medical licenses.

Vince Neil again arrested on DUI charge

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil was arrested early Monday morning in Las Vegas, on suspicion of driving under influence. The singer was booked into Clark County Jail with bail set at $2,000.

Lindsay Lohan fails to resist alcohol; escapes arrest

Lindsay Lohan had to pay a heavy price for alcohol, but it seems she still cannot resist it. The court-ordered alcohol-monitoring bracelet worn by Lohan since last month, recently suggested that she had been drinking.

LiLo avoids arrest, for now

Lindsay Lohan does not have to fear an arrest for now. An arrest warrant against the actress was lifted just hours after it was issued on Thursday.

Actor Randy Quaid, wife jailed for missing multiple court dates

Actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, were briefly jailed Monday after showing up to court two weeks late for their long running case involving an unpaid hotel bill.

Tito Ortiz arrested for beating girlfriend Jenna Jameson

Tito Ortiz has been arrested over charges of domestic violence against Jenna Jameson, his girlfriend of three and a half years. On Monday morning, a handcuffed Ortiz was taken by the cops from the couple’s home in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Judge denies bail for Cameron Douglas

New York -- A New York judge has denied Cameron Douglas' request to be released from prison on bail so he can undergo outpatient drug treatment.

The 31-year-old son of actor Michael Douglas and grandson of screen icon Kirk Douglas pleaded guilty last month to heroin possession and conspiracy to distribute drugs.

The charges stem from Douglas' July 2009 arrest after he allegedly mailed 215 grams of methamphetamine in a package addressed to a government informant's post office box.

Douglas is expected to be sentenced in April to a minimum of 10 years in prison in exchange for his guilty plea.