6 Celebrities With Criminal Records

Technically, once you become a celebrity you should be aware of your movements 24/7 and make sure you don’t go wrong anywhere as there are people looking up to you as their role models. However, some celebs are not aware of this basic rule of stardom and have gone ahead and broken the laws of their land. These 6 famous personalities have been known more for their criminal acts than their actual work that propelled them to stardom. Take a look at their antics.

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

1. Mike Tyson

Talented boxer Tyson had anger management issues and got into trouble with the law several times because of it. Apparently he was a well known name with the police as he was already arrested 38 times during his troubled teens before he achieved stardom. He served a three year jail sentence for raping a woman and was freed in 1995. But his freedom was short lived as he was again sent to jail for possession of narcotics in 2007.


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Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne

2. Natasha Lyonne

This cute actress who played Jessica in American Pie 2 had a promising career ahead of her but before she could enjoy more stardom, she broke laws. In 2001 she was arrested for DUI for which she was sentenced to 6 months probation and a $750 fine, besides not being allowed to drive for 6 months. She was wanted by the law again in 2005 as she got charged for criminal mischief, harassment and trespassing.


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Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

3. Paris Hilton

Lindsay Lohan's wild child streak probably was a result of hanging out too much with serial offender Paris Hilton. The media went crazy when they covered the blonde heiress' jail time minute by minute worldwide. As if her sex tape hasn't made her infamous enough, she grabbed headlines for being sentenced to 3 weeks of prison time for DUI (driving under influence).


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Phil Spector

Phil Spector

4. Phil Spector

This bushy haired record producer is the power behind the success of iconic music groups such as the Beatles and the Ramones. His power story was cut short when he was found guilty of murdering actress Lana Clarkson with a gunshot and was sentenced to imprisonment for 19 years.


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James Brown

James Brown

5. James Brown

Soul musician James Brown has always been associated with infamy as he had a rather early head start with rule breaking when he had to spend 3 years in jail at the tender age of 16 for theft. During the 1990s his third wife got him arrested several times for domestic violence. In between, he was also sentenced for assault of a police officer, driving over the speed limit and for carrying drugs.


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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

6. Lindsay Lohan

She is the quintessential wild child of Hollywood. From a cute child actor she transformed into a troubled young adult whom parents no longer wanted their children to look up to. She pleaded guilty way back in 2007 to cocaine use and DUI and was given a token 24 hours in jail, 10 days of community service and 3 years probation. In 2010 she spent 14 days in jail for violating the terms of her probation. Again in 2011, she was given a jail sentence for stealing an expensive necklace.


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  • Mike Tyson
  • Natasha Lyonne
  • Paris Hilton
  • Phil Spector
  • James Brown
  • Lindsay Lohan

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