It is worth noting that there is nobody in this world who is above the law, however rich, poor or even popular. There are various great personalities who have found themselves in great trouble with the authorities mostly for drunk driving, defilement among other culpable charges.
Let us dig deep into this interesting list of various celebrities or famous people who have had criminal records.
He is an American actor and comedian, and he has been famous for acting Tim “The Tool man” on Home. He trafficked 650 grams of cocaine in the early 1970s and therefore found himself in trouble with the Kalamazoo/ Battle creek’s airport authorities. He then pointed out names of his fellow drug traffickers to the police authorities and his jail term was later shortened. In the year 1997, he was arrested for driving under influence of alcohol and taken to a rehabilitation center as per the court order.
He sexually assaulted a young woman in Washington. This made the great World Boxing Champion title holder to be jailed ten years but he was later freed after some years of good conduct.
At some point in time, that was in the year 1997, Mike Tyson was again found culpable after biting off an ear of his colleague during boxing. This was after he was knocked on his head and then he felt angry at him. Due to this, his boxing license was taken away. After investigations and his please, he took it back.
Bill Gates is the proprietor of the technology giant called Microsoft Corporation. There is a time when Bill Gates was driving on the streets without a driving licensee. This happened to put him in trouble with the police officers. At that time, he was also driving at a very high speed. Investigations were later done and it was found that Bill Gates was found driving under the influence of alcohol.
Bill Gates was later taken into the police custody on two counts of culpable charges, and these were over speeding and drunk driving. He later bailed himself out and got out of the police custody after spending less time there.
50 Cent is a popular American rapper, artist, and a thriving business person. 50 Cent was detained in the year 1994 for handling illegal drugs. He was to serve a three to nine years jail sentence but ended up going for only six months.
50 cent opted to stop drugs trafficking so as to get into a full time music practice. Thereafter, he was arrested for being in possession of illegal weapons outside a nightclub.
Later on in the year 2005, Lastonia Leviston, Rick Ross’ lover sued 50 cents for posting an intimate video of her online. 50 Cent was ordered to pay her $7000.
She featured on “The Hills” a television show on the MTV as her brother’s Spencer Pratt co-star.
Steffanie Pratt was found guilty in the year 2006 for taking away the designer wear which was worth thousands of dollars from a shop because of the influence of hard drugs that she had taken.
Later on in the year 2009, Steffanie Pratt was again put under police custody on the culpable count of drunk driving after attending a relative’s birthday party. Stephanie Pratt at this particular time was held for only a few hours after she managed to pay a bail out fee of $5000.