Sh*t happened 1/29/16: Amber Alert worked, lawyer disbarred, internet spammer not publicly executed


It's almost pirate party time. But before you completely stop pretending to work today, let's look back at yesterday's news.

You probably saw that Amber Alert come over your phone — well, the two St. Pete siblings were found unharmed in Madison after being abducted by their mother, thanks to said Amber Alert and a couple of utility workers who happened to see the car described in their motel parking lot. Nice job, guys.

One of the lawyers involved in that whole super-sleazy sideshow to the MJ-Bubba suit that involved setting up their rival for a DUI arrest, Stephen Diaco, has been permanently disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court, and will never be able to practice law again in the state. Good. Goodgoodgood.

And finally, on the flip side of the justice coin, a Tampa-bred man who helped internet marketers spam and scam millions out of their personal information like email addresses and phone numbers received no jail time for his part in the illegal operation, just two years' probation. Bad. Badbadbad. The judge who decided the sentence obviously doesn't have an internet connection — if he did, he woulda had that dude publicly drawn and quartered.

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