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Some Call This Debt Solution 'Pragmatic.' Others, Cruel
Edda the pug was put up for sale on eBay after family couldn't pay its bills
- A family of five in Germany that fell on hard times had one prized possession: their 1-year-old purebred pug, Edda. But after not being able to pay their bills, including an almost $90 annual dog tax levied by the city of Ahlen, a debt collector came up with what a...
He Trained Girlfriend's Pug to Do Nazi Salute, Now Has to Pay
Markus Meechan, 30, fined about $1,100
- He says he was just trying to annoy his girlfriend; a Scottish court decided in March it qualified as a hate crime. Now, Markus Meechan will have to pay roughly $1,100 over the video he posted in April 2016 that showed his girlfriend's pug making a Nazi-like salute....
Woman Used Government Funds to Buy Tuxedo for Pug
Kristi Goss pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a credit card
- A former administrative assistant to an Arkansas county official has pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a credit card after prosecutors accused her of using public money to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her pet pug, the AP reports. Kristi Goss was set for trial this week but...
Man Teaches Pug Nazi Salute, Is Charged With Hate Crime
Markus Meechan, 28, trained girlfriend's dog to raise a paw to slurs
- A 28-year-old Scottish man insists it was all a joke "to annoy my girlfriend," but his video of himself training her pug to make a Nazi-like salute has landed him in the slammer on hate crime charges, reports the
. Markus Meechan posted the video, which he calls...
3-Year Court Case Ends in Joint Custody—of Dog
NJ couple will trade visits with Dexter the pug
- A case that has taken up the time of the New Jersey court system since 2006 apparently ended today with a judge's ruling that the litigants will share custody of their dog. Dexter, a 6-year-old pug, will spend 5 weeks at a time with each of his owners, the
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