Man Who Spent $100,000 To Look Like Justin Bieber Dies

An autopsy report shows that a man who claimed to have spent $100,000 on plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber has died of drug and alcohol overdose.

The 35-year-old man, Tobias Strebel, who went by the name Toby Sheldon’s body was found in a Motel in the North Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The coroner’s report says Strebel’s body was in a state of “moderate decomposition.”

Drugs found in his system include Valium, Xanax and alcohol, as well as the sleep aid temazepam.

Sheldon was featured on the E! plastic surgery reality series “Botched” in 2014. During an appearance on the show, he explained what inspired him to alter his appearance and emulate the singing sensation.

He said, “What brought me to Bieber was the whole package: the full cheeks, the full temples, the bright open eyes, the full luscious lips, and spatial framing… [he’s] just extraordinarily beautiful.”

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Subsidy Scam: How I Collected $100,000 From Otedola For Farouk Lawan – Emenalo

Clerk to the then House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy, Boniface Emenalo, on Monday told a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Lugbe, that he collected $100,000 from billionaire businessman, Mr. Femi Otedola, as part of the alleged $3m bribe promised to the then Chairman of the committee, Farouk Lawan.

 
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, is currently prosecuting Lawan for allegedly “corruptly” collecting $500,000 out of the $3m bribe he requested from Otedola in exchange for the removal of the name of the company of the businessman from the list of firms indicted by the House committee for allegedly abusing the fuel subsidy regime in 2012.

 

Emenalo, testifying as the first prosecution witness before Justice Angela Otakula, on Monday, said he collected the sum of $100,000 from Otedola in $100 bills.
He said, “I came across Femi Otedola during this assignment on April 24, 2012. I received persistent calls from Mr. Otedola in the morning and reported to Lawan and he asked me to play along with him, that he was with him (Otedola) the previous night.

 

“When Otedola called again, he asked me to come over to his house. He gave me the description (of his house). When I got there, he also confirmed that he was with my chairman the previous night. He gave me two bundles of dollar bills in $100 denomination. Each bundle was $50,000 making it $100,000 that were not converted.

 

“When I got back to the office, I wrote a memo forwarding the money to my chairman that same April 24, 2012, which he took from me.”

 

A copy of the memo was tendered before the court and marked Exhibit PW1 C.
The defence, led by Mike Ozekhome (SAN), did not object to the admissibility of the document.

 

Under cross-examination, Emenalo told the court that it was surprising when he read in the newspapers that Otedola actually gave him $120,000.

 

Emenalo, who was led in evidence by the lead prosecuting counsel, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), said Otedola’s three companies, Zenon Oil & Gas, AP and Forte Oil, were named in the subsidy report.

 

However, Ozekhome sought an adjournment to serve the prosecution with a notice to produce an additional statement made by the witness as contained in the prosecution’s proof of evidence.

 

Meanwhile, the judge adjourned till April 12 and 13, 2016 for continuation of trial and cross-examination.

 

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100,000 Ink UK Petition To Move Transgender Woman Out Of Male Jail

More than 100,000 people had by Thursday signed an online petition demanding the UK prison authorities move a transgender woman out of an all-male prison on grounds of safety.

According to the petition on change.org, 26-year-old Tara Hudson, who is serving a 12-week sentence for assault in a bar fight, has lived her entire adult life as a woman.

The petition says the Bristol prison where Hudson is being held is a particularly violent one and that she faced “extreme danger of abuse, sexual violence, and even death”.

“People like Tara Hudson are still paying a high price at the hands of an outdated and outmoded judicial system, simply for being who they are,” it said, asking that she be moved to a women’s prison.

Hudson has undergone six years of reconstructive surgery and is considered a woman by her doctor but is still awaiting final reassignment surgery and does not have formal recognition of the change.

A prison service spokesman said offenders were placed “according to their legally-recognized gender”.

“However, our guidelines allow room for discretion and in such cases, medical experts will review the circumstances in order to protect the emotional wellbeing of the person concerned,” he said.

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