• Good News: No Jail For The “Crime Stoppers” Director Who Ate The Evidence

    But were his punishments "just desserts"?

    We’ve all been waiting on our hands and knees over the past few days, wondering what the future would have in store for Richard “Dick” Masten, the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers who ate a piece of paper in the courtroom last week, in order to protect an anonymous tip. “We’re gonna protect Crime Stoppers tips,” insisted Masten.

    And now, thankfully, Dick won’t have to join the criminals he helps put behind bars. In court on Thursday, Judge Victoria Brennan told Masten that when he ate the tip, he was acting out of either “willfulness” or “ignorance,” and that he may have lacked understanding.  Dick accepted a contempt of court charge, and has been ordered to write a report about anonymous tip laws.

    So everything turned out alright in the end for Dick Masten…though his intestines may have begged to differ last week.

    Read more here, and then share your tasty comments below. I promise not to eat them.

    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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