September 30

Woodbury massage parlor sex case dropped

Woodbury massage parlor sex case dropped

Pioneer Press – 2011-09-30 Charges against a woman accused of offering sexual services at a Woodbury massage parlor have been dropped, but the prosecutor says it has nothing to do with her accusations of police misconduct. Chulalak Ratsbouth, 29, of Plymouth was charged in June with one count of gross misdemeanor prostitution. In late August,…
September 30

Charges against suspect’s mom are dropped

Charges against suspect’s mom are dropped

Pioneer Press – 2011-09-30 Prosecutors have dropped the sole charge that remained against a Roseville mother accused of helping her son sell the car he allegedly used to kill a man. Diane Bakdash, 66, faced a misdemeanor charge of “obstructing legal process” in the case, but the Hennepin County attorney’s office said “new information” left…
September 30

Charges dropped against mother in son’s fatal hit-and-run charge

Charges dropped against mother in son’s fatal hit-and-run charge

Star Tribune – 2011-09-30 Updated: September 29, 2011 – 10:25 PM The Hennepin County attorney’s office on Thursday dropped charges against a woman accused of telling her son to get rid of a car connected to a fatal Dinkytown hit-and-run in April. Diane Bakdash, 66, of Roseville, a former nurse, is now exonerated of the…
September 29

Diane Bakdash, mother of Timothy Bakdash, cleared on all charges

Diane Bakdash, mother of Timothy Bakdash, cleared on all charges

City Pages – 2011-09-29 Diane Bakdash was a nurse practitioner with a squeaky clean reputation until the night her son Timothy allegedly mowed down several pedestrians in Dinkytown, killing one. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, it was motherly fidelity that led Bakdash to assist her son in a hasty disposal of the car…
September 29

All charges dropped against hit-and-run suspect’s mom

All charges dropped against hit-and-run suspect’s mom

CBS – 2011-09-29 The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has dropped all criminal charges against the mother of a hit-and-run suspect, accused of intentionally hitting a man who later died. The suspect’s mother was accused of helping her son cover up the crime. According to a release, Diane Patricia Bakdash, 66, is completely exonerated of all…
September 29

Chulalak Ratsbouth cleared in massage parlor prostitution case

Chulalak Ratsbouth cleared in massage parlor prostitution case

City Pages – 2011-09-29 Chulalak Ratsbouth, the massage therapist who claimed the undercover cop investigating her enjoyed himself a little too much, has successfully gotten the charges against her dropped. The St. Paul City Attorney let go of the prostitution charges against Ratsbouth during a hearing this morning, in which Ratsbouth’s lawyer had argued for…
September 9

Chulalak Ratsbouth, accused prostitute, says detective took hour-long erotic massage

Chulalak Ratsbouth, accused prostitute, says detective took hour-long erotic massage

City Pages – 2011-09-09 By Mike Mullen Chulalak Ratsbouth, a massage therapist based out of Woodbury is alleging that police investigators used false information to obtain a search warrant. What’s more, her lawyer says undercover cops didn’t just check the place out, but got hour-long erotic massages during their investigation. Chulaluk Ratsbouth, a 28-year-old Plymouth…
June 28

State’s key witness recants statements

State’s key witness recants statements

Pioneer Press – 2011-06-28 The state’s key witness against Diane Bakdash – the Roseville mother accused of helping her son sell the car he allegedly used to kill a man – has recanted damning parts of his statement to police, the woman’s attorney contends. In a statement given to a private investigator working for the…
May 26

Shakopee attorney sentenced for tax evasion

Shakopee attorney sentenced for tax evasion

Star Tribune – 2011-05-26 Attorney Sam McCloud, known for his outsized personality and his ability to get clients and himself out of legal jams, showed little of his trademark brashness in federal court in Minneapolis on Thursday as he quietly accepted an 18-month prison sentence for tax evasion. McCloud, 68, of Shakopee, wearing a dark…
April 29

Alleged accomplice in son’s murder given reduced bail

Alleged accomplice in son’s murder given reduced bail

City Pages – 2011-04-29 Now that 66-year-old Diane Bakdash has appeared in court on the charge of accessory after the fact to murder, we’re getting a look at the criminal complaint against her, and seeing a glimpse of her defense strategy. Judge Daniel Mabley agreed to reduce her bail to $100,000 from the initial $1…