Ryder hearing delayed by broken arm

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 3 (UPI) -- A preliminary hearing in the shoplifting and drug possession case against actress Winona Ryder was delayed shortly after it began Monday, after Ryder suffered w

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Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

?AUSTIN POWERS? LOSES TITLE The Motion Picture Association of America has rejected New Line Cinema's appeal of its earlier decision denying use of the title "Austin Powers in Goldmember" for the third installment of Mike Myers' "Austin Powers" franchise.
By United Press International

Ryder charged in shoplift and drug case

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Four felony charges were filed Friday against actress Winona Ryder, who was arrested last month for allegedly shoplifting clothing from Sak's Fifth Avenue and p
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Mark Geragos
Barry Bonds' former trainer Greg Anderson (left) arrives at Federal Court in San Francisco with attorney Mark Geragos, Geragos' son Jake and associate Paula Canny August 28, 2006. Anderson was sent back to prison for contempt of court, again refusing to testify at the Grand Jury. (UPI Photo/Stephen Dorian Miner)

Mark John Geragos (born October 5, 1957) is an American criminal defense attorney who defended the musician Michael Jackson, actress Winona Ryder, politician Gary Condit, and Susan McDougal. He was also involved in the Whitewater scandal. He also represented Scott Peterson, in another trial that received widespread media attention. Geragos represented suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield, Paul and Kulbir Dhaliwal, two brothers injured after a tiger escaped in San Francisco Zoo, and musician Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty in the assault of his then girlfriend Rihanna. In addition, he assisted the family of David Carradine during the investigation of his accidental auto-erotica induced death. He is considered a "celebrity lawyer".

Geragos was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended high school at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, CA., and graduated with honors. He received his bachelor's degree from Haverford College in 1979 and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola Law School in 1982. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1983. Currently, Geragos is the managing partner at The Law Offices of Geragos and Geragos, a 13-person law firm in Los Angeles. Geragos handles criminal defense and civil litigation.

An Armenian-American, Geragos maintains his close relationship with the Armenian community. He has earned praise from the Armenian National Committee of America He serves on the Advisory Committee of Birthright Armenia, as the chairman of Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, and also is involved with the Armenian religious community. He has been a member of the Armenia Fund International Board of Trustees since 2006.

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