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By Susan Forrest and Shirley Perlman and Susan Forrest and Shirley Perlman,Newsday | April 15, 1993
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Joey Buttafuoco, who has steadfastly maintained that the closest he got to Amy Fisher was sharing an occasional pizza, was indicted yesterday by a Nassau County grand jury on charges of statutory rape, sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly having sex with an underage Fisher, according to sources close to the case.Yesterday, Mr. Buttafuoco, 37, of Massapequa, N.Y., learned of the indictment in a 5 p.m. phone call from his attorney, Marvyn Kornberg, to the Buttafuoco family's auto body shop.
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By Richard Fausset and Richard Fausset,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 18, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Joey Buttafuoco, the former Long Island, N.Y., mechanic whose domestic dramas made him a tabloid news staple in the early 1990s, was arrested yesterday on insurance fraud charges. Ten other owners or employees of auto repair shops in and around Los Angeles were also arrested on fraud charges as part of a sweeping, multi-agency investigation into alleged scams at Southern California garages. The Los Angeles district attorney's office alleged that in September, Buttafuoco, co-owner of a Los Angeles auto shop, helped investigators posing as customers file fraudulent insurance claims on undamaged cars.
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By Newsday | May 5, 1993
NEW YORK -- Nassau County law enforcement sources say they want to talk to two Long Island women who are claiming to have had illicit sex with Joey Buttafuoco.The two women -- one of whom said her relationship with him is ongoing and the other an admitted former prostitute -- made their claims here yesterday during a taping of the "Geraldo" television show."I'm not an Amy Fisher wanna-be," Tammy Byrne, 23, a self-described former crack addict from Baldwin, N.Y., said on "Geraldo." She said Mr. Buttafuoco paid her for sex regularly from the time she was 15 until two years ago. The show is to be aired Friday afternoon.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1996
So close, yet so far. The folks at "The Late Show with David Letterman" figured Washington was a funnier stop than Baltimore for their ratings-pumping, four-city "Friday Nights on the Road" tour. Mobtown is left to wonder, What if? What if they had chosen us? What if one of Letterman's writers were assigned to write a show to be taped in Baltimore? What would he be thinking ?"What were they thinking? Baltimore? This is their idea of how to beat Leno? This is somebody's idea of how to freshen up the act?
NEWS
By Newsday | May 14, 1993
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Joey Buttafuoco's lawyer and prosecutors are discussing the possibility of Mr. Buttafuoco's pleading guilty to a charge that he had sex with Amy Fisher when she was 16 years old, according to sources close to the case.Sources said prosecutors and Mr. Buttafuoco's lawyer, Marvyn Kornberg, met yesterday and informally discussed a plea but were unable to reach agreement. Prosecutors are insisting that Mr. Buttafuoco plead guilty to a top count in the 19-count indictment and admit wrongdoing, the sources said.
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By Richard Fausset and Richard Fausset,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 18, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Joey Buttafuoco, the former Long Island, N.Y., mechanic whose domestic dramas made him a tabloid news staple in the early 1990s, was arrested yesterday on insurance fraud charges. Ten other owners or employees of auto repair shops in and around Los Angeles were also arrested on fraud charges as part of a sweeping, multi-agency investigation into alleged scams at Southern California garages. The Los Angeles district attorney's office alleged that in September, Buttafuoco, co-owner of a Los Angeles auto shop, helped investigators posing as customers file fraudulent insurance claims on undamaged cars.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | December 28, 1992
In "Amy Fisher: My Story," the high school student who has come to be known as the Long Island Lolita is asked what she sees in an auto mechanic twice her age."We have great sex and he fixes my car," she says without hesitation.That's the nearest thing to a satisfying answer viewers are going to find in the NBC docudrama that airs at 9 tonight on WMAR (Channel 2). And those viewers who pay attention to disclaimers might not even be sure there was any sex -- let alone how good it was -- in the real-life case that this show purports to dramatize.
FEATURES
By MIKE LITTWIN | October 11, 1993
Spuds MacKenzie is dead. And now, inevitably, things will start to get ugly.You'll learn "the truth" about Spuds.The tabloids -- print and television, both -- will be all over this one, like fleas on a hound. People magazine will tell you that Spuds spent a few wonderful months with the late Raymond Burr and try to make it sound like something dirty.The sleazemeisters wait until the great ones are dead, and then they feed off them.It makes me ashamed when we're talking about what I think we can all agree was a great American dog. Tell me whose life wasn't made better by having known this pooch?
NEWS
March 26, 1993
End of fast Former basketball star Magic Johnson took his fight against AIDS to Japan yesterday, calling for stepped-up research, better education and more compassion for people living with the disease. In Tokyo for an international symposium, he said people infected with the AIDS virus need support from family, friends and society."Those people who have HIV, or AIDS, you've got to treat them the same way as before," he said. "The only thing they want is to be treated like a human being."Amy Fisher sex claim to go to grand juryAllegations that Joey Buttafuoco had sex with a 16-year-old and therefore underage Amy Fisher are to go before a Nassau County grand jury, officials said yesterday, with testimony from the imprisoned teen-ager to come as early as today.
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By Art Buchwald | May 12, 1993
TERRY Korth rushed into my office holding a set of blueprints. "I think I've got it. Amy Fisher has made a bundle from books and television, but she has just skimmed the surface when it comes to cashing in on her crime."Terry unrolled the blueprint on my desk. "What do you think of opening up Amy Fisher World -- an amusement park for kids who want to knock off their boyfriends' wives?""Well, at least you're dealing with a household name.""Over here I would have a shooting gallery where people could practice firing their pistols.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 27, 1994
Back when the Beastie Boys first bum-rushed the popular consciousness, their detractors wanted to write them off as loudmouths with a lot of attitude but little real talent. Most figured the trio would be forgotten as soon as "Fight for Your Right (To Party)" fell off the charts.Guess again. Eight years later, the Beasties remain a force to be reckoned with, having expanded their horizons to include everything from a genre-jumping live show to a burgeoning media empire.Start with the musical end. Although a growing number of rap acts now work with a live band, the Beasties are among the few that actually are a band, an approach the Beasties used heavily on the 1992 album "Check Your Head."
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By PATRICK ERCOLANO | February 19, 1994
Temple University basketball coach John Chaney did a remarkable thing the other day. He owned up to a shameful act.At a news conference last Wednesday, he tearfully apologized to pretty much the entire planet for verbally and nearly physically attacking the opposing team's coach after a tough Temple loss a few days earlier.I call this remarkable because I'm hard-pressed to think of another public figure who recently has expressed some honest, old-fashioned, let-me-crawl-under-the-nearest-rock shame and embarrassment.
FEATURES
By MIKE LITTWIN | November 19, 1993
Talk about irony. It's national geography awareness week, and nobody can locate the most famous person in the world.I'm referring to Michael Jackson, of course.He should be easy to find. I don't mean because Liz Taylor -- who was recently spotted by the Hubble telescope -- is always standing beside him, either.It's because of the, uh, "telling characteristic."The "telling characteristic" (A mole? A tattoo? A Jackson Pollock print?) is the talk of the legal/gossip/medical community.As you must have heard, Michael faces a warrant for a strip-search if and when he returns to the United States.
FEATURES
By MIKE LITTWIN | October 11, 1993
Spuds MacKenzie is dead. And now, inevitably, things will start to get ugly.You'll learn "the truth" about Spuds.The tabloids -- print and television, both -- will be all over this one, like fleas on a hound. People magazine will tell you that Spuds spent a few wonderful months with the late Raymond Burr and try to make it sound like something dirty.The sleazemeisters wait until the great ones are dead, and then they feed off them.It makes me ashamed when we're talking about what I think we can all agree was a great American dog. Tell me whose life wasn't made better by having known this pooch?
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | October 8, 1993
Let's see, Russia teeters on the brink of anarchy, Somali gunmen are using U.S. helicopters for skeet-shooting practice and it looks like we're in for a total overhaul of our health care system. But I think we'd all agree that the big question around these parts is: How's ol' Joey Buttafuoco doing these days?Well, the answer is: Things could be better, thank you.It seems that Buttafuoco, the beefy auto body shop owner who burst into national prominence last year in the infamous "Long Island Lolita" case, has finally admitted to having an affair with Amy Fisher.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | August 10, 1993
Not long ago, I received a call from a savvy young man who said he was in Los Angeles, employed as a "development associate" with a television network and cruising for ideas for made-for-TV movies.What could I offer the guy? All those movies -- serial killers, spousal abusers, child abusers, disaster survivors, medical miracles, women in trouble -- have been done, haven't they?Didn't one of the networks just air a movie about women who posed for Playboy?In the last made-for-TV movie I saw, Veronica Hamel, formerly the hot public defender from "Hill Street Blues," killed a guy in a motel room.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | January 22, 1993
With TV programming like this, who needs Buttafuoco for 0) ratings?Right up front, let me say I will continue in the effort to be the last person in the country not to go for a cheap laugh by mentioning Joey Buttafuoco. Should things get really slow later in the column, though, all bets are off. In fact, Danny Sheridan says bet the six-paragraph under on a Buttafuoco reference.* Carly Simon once sang, "These are the good, old days." She might have been referring to today's varied sports offerings on television.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1996
So close, yet so far. The folks at "The Late Show with David Letterman" figured Washington was a funnier stop than Baltimore for their ratings-pumping, four-city "Friday Nights on the Road" tour. Mobtown is left to wonder, What if? What if they had chosen us? What if one of Letterman's writers were assigned to write a show to be taped in Baltimore? What would he be thinking ?"What were they thinking? Baltimore? This is their idea of how to beat Leno? This is somebody's idea of how to freshen up the act?
NEWS
By Newsday | May 14, 1993
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Joey Buttafuoco's lawyer and prosecutors are discussing the possibility of Mr. Buttafuoco's pleading guilty to a charge that he had sex with Amy Fisher when she was 16 years old, according to sources close to the case.Sources said prosecutors and Mr. Buttafuoco's lawyer, Marvyn Kornberg, met yesterday and informally discussed a plea but were unable to reach agreement. Prosecutors are insisting that Mr. Buttafuoco plead guilty to a top count in the 19-count indictment and admit wrongdoing, the sources said.
NEWS
By Art Buchwald | May 12, 1993
TERRY Korth rushed into my office holding a set of blueprints. "I think I've got it. Amy Fisher has made a bundle from books and television, but she has just skimmed the surface when it comes to cashing in on her crime."Terry unrolled the blueprint on my desk. "What do you think of opening up Amy Fisher World -- an amusement park for kids who want to knock off their boyfriends' wives?""Well, at least you're dealing with a household name.""Over here I would have a shooting gallery where people could practice firing their pistols.
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