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NBA player faces federal gun charges

By Wayne Loewe, Court TV
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Court TV) - NBA free agent Rodney White and two others were arrested on weapons charges early Sunday after a uniformed Secret Service officer allegedly saw them randomly shooting in the air.

White, 24, of Denver, Anthony Butler, Jr., 21, of Detroit and Kyle Doman, 25, of Bowie, Md., each was charged with one felony count of carrying a pistol without a license.
The charges is punishable by up to five years in prison.
The three appeared in court Monday and were ordered held without bond pending a preliminary hearing on Thursday, according to Channing Phillips, a spokesman with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
Police pulled the sports utility vehicle in the northwest section of the city and found an unspecified number of guns and a knife.
White averaged 7.5 points and 2.3 rebounds with the Nuggets last season, his second year in Denver. He also played one season in Detroit.


Our second contestant...

Wizards' Arenas suspended for season opener

By Wayne Loewe, Court TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Court TV) - Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has been suspended for the season opener for pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of failing to maintain proper registration of a weapon while living in California in 2003.

Arenas, 22, who signed a six-year, $65 million contract with the Wizards in August 2003, said in a statement posted on the team's web site that he had maintained the needed registration in Arizona, but failed to do so while living in California. Arenas formerly played for the Golden State Warriors.

Arenas averaged 19.6 points a game in his first season with Washington and will miss the team's Nov. 3 regular-season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies.

"It was an oversight on my part," Arenas said in the statement. "I have dealt with the situation and I'm moving forward."

Wizards President of Basketball Operations Ernie Grunfeld said the team was aware of the issue before signing Arenas.

"Gilbert realizes the situation, has dealt with the issue and is anxious to put it behind him," he said.


Our third and final contestant for the night...

Man Charged with Selling Old Hawaiian Skull

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California man who sold the skull of a Hawaiian woman from the 18th century to undercover agents on eBay was charged on Wednesday with a federal crime.

Jerry David Hasson advertised the skull on the Internet auction service eBay as that of a "200-year-old warrior" who died on Maui in the 1790s, prosecutors said, and sold it in February to an undercover agent with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

An analysis showed that the skull belonged to a woman who lived on the Hawaiian islands sometime before 1778 and was about 50 years old when she died, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.

Hasson, 55, was charged with violating the U.S. Archeological Resources Protection Act. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $250,000 fine if convicted.

Mrozek said Hasson claimed on the Internet to have stolen the skull in 1969 from a guarded excavation site on Maui that contained the remains of warriors who fought with or against Hawaii's legendary King Kamehameha I.

After Hasson sent the skull to the federal agent via Federal Express, Mrozek said, it was studied by an expert at the University of Hawaii who found that it belonged to a woman of Polynesian ancestry.


On a side note...If I knew I could bid and win an eBay auction for head I would be bidding every night.
 
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