Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Slideshow: The famous, foreclosed

No one is immune from financial hardship in this tough economy.

These people thought they could blackmail celebrities

When not-so-adoring fans try to shake down popular celebrities.

Craziest star stalkers

When fame makes beloved celebrities vulnerable to dangerous stalkers…

The complete guide to reality stars in trouble with the law

You can love ‘em, you can hate ‘em, but they will not be ignored — either on or off camera. A look in photos at the legal run-ins of reality TV stars, from Little People Big World to the Biggest Loser.

Celebrity siblings in trouble

Turns out not even celebs get to choose their families. A look in photos at the legal problems of celebrities’ lesser-known brothers and sisters.

Most insanely complex celebrity divorces

The course of celebrity love never did run smooth — so just imagine how bad divorce can get.

Slideshow: Problem parents

The legal troubles of celebrities’ parents.

Today in Crime History: Federal Agents Raid Anthony Pellicano’s ‘War Room’

On January 14, 2003, agents seized equipment containing 3.868 terabytes of data from Anthony Pellicano, the “wiretapper to the stars.” The high-profile LA private investigator was convicted of illegally wiretapping conversations with celebrities. He used these recordings for unfair advantage in legal disputes.

Arrest-aurant! Chefs Face Heat Outside the Kitchen

A look at the real-life legal problems of TV’s celebrity chefs.

The kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr.

The kidnappers struck on December 8, 1963, just five days after the Kennedy assassination. Though the plot was a half-baked and masterminded by an amateur, Barry Keenan, it nevertheless succeeded. Bragging finally got Keenan and his two accomplices, Joe Amsler and John Irwin, caught.

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