Today we bring you the list of celebrities who went to jail at least once in their life, or are still in prison for breaking the law.
Over the years, so many celebrities has gone to jail for one thing or the other, as we all know the importance of supremacy of the law. No one is above the law. they might have gone against the law, either spent 24 hours in jail or years.
Nypost made an article on top celebrities that have been arrested several times , you can read the post here
But according to research, it was discovered that mostly it is musicians that goes to jail at all time, this is sad though, but i guess this is because their career requires a lot of movement both day and night.
Top Celebrities Who Went To Jail 2020
Felicity Huffman is an american actress born on December 9 1962.
i know you must be wondering what will make this beautiful lady to land in jail.
It was reported that she was involved in university cheating scandal. she landed inthe Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, CA – about 40 miles east of San Francisco – on October 15, 2019, to serve her 14-day sentence.
Additionally, she’ll have to pay a $30,000 fine and conduct 250 hours of community service. The Oscar nominee was found guilty of paying someone to proctor and correcting the college board testing of her daughter which resulted in a 400-point increase in what she had received on the PSATs.
She will have to serve the full 14-day sentence, imposed by Judge Indira Talwani, because according to federal law there is no time off for good behavior for sentences less than one year.
Birthplace: Bedford, New York, USA
Pete is an english musician and actor from the united kingdom born on the 12th day of marh 1979.
Pete tops the list of mostly arrested celebrities and has 10 arrests to hir name, which includes mostly vehicle crime and Love chiefly for drug offences.
Musicians appear to be the most arrested celebrities in the entertainment industry, Courtney comes in third on the roster, with 24 arrests, including sentences for robbery and tax fraud. Meanwhile, Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight, 54, placed fourth, with 15 arrests, including a conviction for manslaughter following a hit-and-run.
Aside from civil-disobedience arrests amassed by the likes of Sheen (as well as a couple for 82-year-old Jane Fonda), the most common crime committed by the stars included in the study was assault.
Mark Wahlberg injured a Vietnamese man with a stick when he was 16 years old, and knocked him unconscious. He wounded a second Vietnamese man on the very same day, who had already lost an eye in the Vietnam war. All offences were considered to have been unprovoked.
After pleading guilty to both counts, he was sentenced to two years in prison but only ended up serving 45 days of that sentence.
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts
In 2008 Wesley Snipes was accused of failure to report tax returns between 1999 and 2001 on three misdemeanor charges. Over this time, he kept federal government $7 million in taxes, the New York Daily News reported.
The “Blade” actor was sentenced to three years in a Pennsylvania federal prison. He began serving in December 2010, before being released to house arrest in April 2013, which Reuters reported was scheduled to end July 19, 2013.
But Snipes’ tax woes didn’t end there. In November of 2018, Snipes was ordered by the Internal Revenue Service to pay $9.5 million in back taxes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Footballers Who Have Been To Prison
Peter Edwin Storey is a former England international footballer who plays at full-back or more commonly as a defensive midfielder,
On the pitch, full-back Peter Story amassed a total of over 500 competitive appearances for Arsenal and played a key role in the Gunners famous league and FA Cup double of 1971. Off it, though, the former England international has been far from perfect.
Storey ‘s record of convictions includes falsification, brothel running, auto theft, anti-social activity and the illicit importation of pornographic materials. These delinquencies contributed throughout his post-playing career to numerous stints in prison, and also prompted him to release an autobiography titled True Storey: My Life and Crimes as a Football Hatchet Man.
The then-Newcastle footballer was found guilty of common assault and affray for an incident in Liverpool city centre, which was branded ‘violent and cowardly’ by the judge at the time.
Barton served 74 days of a six-month prison sentence which he was handed in May 2008.
Just six weeks later, after claiming assault on former Manchester City teammate Ousmane Dabo, he was given an additional four-month jail term.
Sitting alongside Adams is another drink-driving offender in the form of Jan Molby. Liverpool’s then-25-year-old star was imprisoned for three months after being judged guilty of reckless driving in October 1988.
The Anfield club would welcome him back into the team, largely due to Alan Hansen’s long-term injury, and Molby would win his second FA Cup trophy just months later. The following season would see the Dane claim a third league winners’ medal.
In a twist to what’s usual Cotterill was jailed for something that happened ON the pitch. In a 2006 FA Cup match, while playing for Barrow, Cotterill punched Sean Rigg of Bristol Rovers. The shot left Rigg with a double fracture of the jaw, forcing him to eat with a teaspoon and drink through a straw.
After the incident was seen on Match of the Day that night in England, Cotterill was banned from all football by the English FA until March of 2007.
In January of 2007 Cotterill was sentenced to four months in prison after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm.
He would be released just a few weeks later in February, however he was put on house arrest, forcing him to wear an ankle bracelet around his home.
Michael Reginald Thomas is a former footballer who played for Wrexham, Manchester United, Everton, Brighton & Hove Albion, Stoke City, Chelsea, and so many other clubs in England
The Welsh footballer seemed to have quite a thing going for him at Wrexham, until he was found out.
Thomas was arrested in 1993 and accused of counterfeiting and money laundering, where he laundered the money by trainees at Wrexham. He was sentenced to eighteen months in prison.
So as you can see that the list of celebrities who went to jail both for long time or short time including footballers are mainly male, and you don’t have to be surprise that musicians tops the list of celebrities in crime