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name some living ex-cons who later became millionaire entrepreneurs

I'm looking for people out there currently who made a felony criminal mistake, served their time in prison, and later (today) became successful entrepreneurs. While I know there are probably a lot in music, film and TV, I'm also looking for the ones in OTHER industries.
posted by rileyray3000 on Oct 24, 2016 - 16 answers

Understanding Options for State Jail Felony in Texas

Posting for a friend: Someone I'm very close to is in a criminal legal situation and while I totally understand that Metafilter is not a substitute for actual legal advice, I'm writing this in hopes of getting educated opinions or shared experiences (and won't say no to legal advice in the process). [more inside]
posted by odayoday on May 25, 2016 - 12 answers

Apartment rentals for people with felony history

A family member was released after being in prison for a felony conviction and has been living with family and friends since then. They seem convinced that they won't be able to lease an apartment because of the conviction. Does anyone know if this is a pervasive problem or if it's not such a big deal and if it's a real problem what are good alternatives for felons?
posted by duoshao on Nov 11, 2015 - 13 answers

How do you know if a federal conviction was for a felony?

How do you know if a federal conviction was for a felony? [more inside]
posted by foggy out there now on Jan 11, 2013 - 10 answers


I am currently involved with a criminal case. I have a lawyer, but would like a resource for multiple opinions on some questions I have related to the case. Is there a forum frequented by lawyerly types? A paid website where I can poll a panel of lawyers? Any offline resources? Thanks you.
posted by The Dutchman on Aug 28, 2012 - 14 answers

how best to explain a felony conviction on a rental application.

how best to explain felony convictions on a rental application? [more inside]
posted by austere on Jan 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Is this legal?

Has someone violated my rights? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Oct 24, 2011 - 14 answers

Is there hope for my brother?

Mentally ill brother is getting worse...and worse...and worse. What are our options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2011 - 12 answers

What's the best way to reveal you're a felon?

What is the best way to present a felony conviction during the job application/interview process? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on May 6, 2011 - 15 answers


YANML. My son is being charged with 4th degree felony. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2011 - 28 answers

How do you respond to a friend forging your checks?

My friend attempted to cash some forged checks of mine and was arrested. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2010 - 40 answers

I knew this would come back to haunt me someday

Charged with a felony in California, arrested, spent two weeks in jail, but charges were dropped and the case dismissed. Will this show up on a criminal record search? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Dealing With A Computer Crime Felony In A Corporate Environment?

I recently got a job as an IT support analyst through a third party IT consulting firm. The three months went well, and the client decided to hire me fulltime. There was no background check when I had the contractor position, and for the first two weeks when I was an actual employee there was no talk of an actual background check... [more inside]
posted by psiwave on Aug 8, 2010 - 15 answers

How do you get a 19 year old who has already been convicted of a felony into rehab for cocaine abuse?

How do you get a 19 year old who has already been convicted of a felony into rehab for cocaine abuse? Family complications outlined inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Why would a job application say that one can omit whether or not he or she has a felony conviction if it was in New York or Hawaii?

Why would a job application say that one can omit whether or not he or she has a felony conviction if it was in New York or Hawaii? [more inside]
posted by plungerjoke on Jul 7, 2009 - 6 answers

29mph over in Michigan - Idiot step brother - 79 in a 50 - What are we looking at?

Michigan Speeding - Step brother got hit for going 79 in a 50 - 29 friggin miles over in a car i co-signed ... info no where to be found on MI.gov... [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Dec 25, 2008 - 6 answers

How to represent yourself in bfd court case

Chronic pain patient took to writing own prescriptions. This is frowned upon. Now, the poor woman Or should one spend 10K to an attorney to have the record expunged when otherwise, a criminal record isn't important to other areas of life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2008 - 24 answers

Firing based on a background check

A friend works for a company who has recently performed a background check on all of its employees. It has instructed him to fire all employees who come back with a previous felony, even though in several cases, they knew about the charges when they hired the employees. This is happening in Indiana. Is this even legal? What rights does my friend have to oppose these firings, and what can these employees do about it?
posted by billybunny on Jun 20, 2008 - 19 answers

Felony Record and Disability

Does a felony conviction affect eligibility for Social Security disability? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Interview Filter: How to handle a tricky history

I have a friend who is looking for a programming job. He has an interview coming up, but there's a problem with his past. [more inside]
posted by debgpi on Feb 23, 2008 - 13 answers

What do I do to track my stalker?

My husband recently recieved a death-threat via email from a former coworker. We want to know what we can do to track his home address, car, and other stuff, so we don't run into him. [more inside]
posted by beezy on Oct 31, 2007 - 26 answers

Resources for convicted felons on probation

Father's Day gift filter: Help me keep my dad out of prison. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2007 - 20 answers

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