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Fugitive arrested after acting in horror film

first_imgHundreds arrested over xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Africa’s biggest film and TV market underway in Johannesburg Jason Stange was arrested after U.S. Marshals read film write-up Jason Stange was arrested after U.S. Marshals read film write-upA fugitive bank-robber-turned-actor has been arrested in Washington state after U.S. agents spotted his picture in a newspaper article about a low-budget horror film in which he plays an evil doctor, an official said on Monday.Officers on a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force saw Jason Stange’s picture in the Olympian newspaper’s feature last week on horror movie “Marla Mae,” said Jack Williams, chief deputy for the agency’s western district of Washington state.The officers, who had been tracking his disappearance for several months, identified him by the photo and a unique forearm tattoo, Williams said. Marshals tracked him from a filming location to a store in Olympia, where he was arrested without incident on Friday, he said.Stange was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison and five years supervised release in 2006 after pleading guilty to armed bank robbery, Williams said. He was freed on supervised release in 2014, but had been sought since he walked away from a halfway house in Spokane.Brandon Roberts, the film’s producer, said he did not know Stange was a fugitive and that he would not have cast him if he had known about his past.“This is a small-budget movie,” he said. The filming process is “a short blast of work, 12 hours a day, every single day. You get to know people well in a professional sense – what is their work ethic, do they show up on time – but beyond that we didn’t know anything about his background.”“He did a good job. He was friendly. Well-liked. We didn’t know he was a criminal or anything like that,” Roberts added.Stange plays the role of Dr. Lourdes, an evil physician who targets the protagonist, in the film slated to be released in 2016, Roberts said.– REUTERS –Relatedcenter_img Experience the horror of Ebola in this new virtual reality filmlast_img read more

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UEFA punishes teams for racism

first_imgLudogorets Razgrad must play Real Madrid in its Champions League group-stage home debut with a stadium section closed because of fans’ racist behaviour.UEFA says its disciplinary panel imposed sanctions after incidents when Ludogorets eliminated Steaua Bucharest in a playoff last week.Steaua was also punished for fans’ racist behaviour and must play a Europa League match in an empty stadium.Ludogorets hosts Madrid on October 1 in the National Stadium, Sofia. Its own ground does not meet UEFA standards.UEFA fined Ludogorets 16,000 Euros ($A24,000) for fans invading the field and the team receiving at least five yellow cards.UEFA ordered Steaua to play Aalborg on September 18 without fans, for their second racist offense this season. Steaua was fined 64,500 Euros ($A96,745) for the racism and other offenses.UEFA operates an escalating scale of sanctions with further racism incidents provoking full stadium closures, leading to possible disqualification from competitions.”All forms of racist behaviour are considered serious offences against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions,” UEFA said.last_img read more

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