Category: Current Affairs


Brown Obtains Guilty Plea from Woman Who Operated Sophisticated Loan Scam

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 2, 2009

LOS ANGELES- Continuing his crackdown on mortgage fraud, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. late Thursday won a guilty plea from 22-year old Anna Santos, who conned thousands of dollars from homeowners in a “cruel and sophisticated” loan scam. Santos will be formally sentenced on May 20 in Los Angeles Superior Court. She is expected to receive 2 years in prison. “Santos conned thousands of dollars from homeowners trying to save their homes through a cruel and sophisticated scam,” Brown said. “She held out hope, but in reality did not provide an ounce of loan modification, leaving her victims unprotected… Read More

Training to End Strokes – A Worthy Cause

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 28, 2009

My good friend and colleague, attorney Wendi Wagner McCluskey, will be training to end strokes. I asked her to write a piece to post here on my blog. Please read and help her exceed her goals. Although we’re in tough times, I truly believe that hers is a worthy cause, and, for that reason, I made a donation. From the pen of Wendi Wagner McCluskey, Esq. January, I watched my husband’s grandmother will herself to die after having had a stroke. Christmas Eve, she had been a vibrant woman, smiling and bouncing her great-granddaughter on her lap; by New Year… Read More

Fritzl Chooses Luxury Prison – Where’s the Outrage?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 22, 2009

Timesonline reports that per Austrian law Josef Fritzl, who was convicted of rape, murder, false imprisonment and other atrocities which he committed during the 24 years that he kept his daughter Elisabeth and the 6 surviving children that he forced her to bear in while confined in a windowless dungeon, will get to pick his poison … I mean prison. (I apologize for the long sentence but, after all, I am a lawyer and we tend to be verbose).Associated Press Video Can this horrific story get any more bizarre? 73 year old Fritzl, a creature who has no right to call… Read More

Josef Fritzl Sentenced To Life in Mental Hospital

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 19, 2009

Joseph Fritzl, the monster who imprisoned, raped and tortured his own daughter, Elisabeth, for 24 years while forcing her to bear 7 of his children, has been sentenced to life in a mental hospital — a mental hospital of HIS own choosing. In general, I’m not a punitive person. However, in these circumstances, this man should be afforded absolutely no choice as to any aspect of his life, not the least of which is where he will spend the rest of his days. He should be afforded the same choice he gave to his daughter – none. According to Timesonline: Josef… Read More

Joseph Fritzl Pleads Guilty to All Charges – He’s Still a Monster

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 18, 2009

In spite of the fact that Josef Fritzl pled guilty to ALL charges today, he remains one of the great monsters of all time. Click here, here, here, here and here to read previous, detailed postings of his horrific crimes. Please watch the CNN Video News Report below for greater details of today’s guilty plea.

Details of Elisabeth Fritzl’s Abuse at the Hands of Her Father, Josef

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 17, 2009

I am sickened by the account of Josef Fritzl’s treatment of his daughter, Elisabeth Fritzl, during the 24 years that he imprisoned her in a purposefully built cellar. This Josef Fritzl calls himself a man, a human being. I don’t perceive him as human. The horrors that he bestowed upon his daughter beginning with drugging her at age 18 in order to imprison her in the dungeon that became her 24 year torture chamber and the deceit that he so brazenly perpetrated to friends and family during that time boggle the mind and shock the conscience. Here is, in part,… Read More

Fritzl Trial Media Frenzy

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 17, 2009

The trial begins. From CNN: One of Elisabeth Fritzl’s brothers, Harald, also testified by video, a court spokesman said. The media and public have been barred from the courtroom for sensitive parts of the trial. Fritzl has pleaded guilty to incest and other charges, but denied murder and enslavement. He pleaded “partly guilty” — an option in Austrian court — to multiple charges of raping his daughter, Franz Cutka, a spokesman for the court in Landesgericht St. Poelten, said. A verdict is expected on Thursday, Cutka said. Elisabeth testified on an 11-hour videotape. Portions of the tape were played Monday, and… Read More

Josef Fritzl: Evil Father Goes on Trial for Crimes Against Daughter, Elisabeth

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 10, 2009

You may recall the horrific story of Elisabeth Fritzl, the Austrian woman who was held captive, raped and tortured by her father for 24 years. So many of you were incredulous at the horrific story that captured the world’s attention and sympathy. Many of my blog postings include videos and photos of the crime (thus far) of the century. There was also a link to a photo album containing nine photos of, among other things, the victim and her father. Well, the outrage continues. Josef Fritzl has admitted to his acts. He is going on trial next week for murder, incest, unlawful imprisonment and enslavement.… Read More

Octomom Porn Offer Follow-Up: Nadya Suleman Wisely Rejects the Offer

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 26, 2009

As a quick follow up to my previous blog post, it has been reported that Nadya Suleman, also known as Octomom, has rejected the offer by Stephen Hirsch of Vivid Video to star in a porn film for $1 Million. Read the story here. My faith in motherhood has been restored.

Octomom Offered $1 Million to Do A Porn Movie: Sordid & Offensive

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 26, 2009

I haven’t really been following the Octomom story because, frankly, I don’t think it’s any of my business what she does. It’s a bit scary to know that Nadya Suleman has a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment within which to raise 14 young children and babies. Is it really any of my business, though? My take on her is that she’s a woman who desperately loves her children. Octomom is also in a very vulnerable situation right now – the buzz is that her living situation may cause the powers-that-be to prevent her from taking her new babies home from… Read More

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