Celebrities Convicted of Felonies  

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It's hard to imagine a glamorous actress or a beloved musician behind bars, but unfortunately, celebrity status and success weren't enough to keep these famous felons out of the big house. Many actors, models, musicians, rappers, athletes, and TV personalities have be convicted of felonies. Celebrities convicted of felonies have to pay the price for their crimes, just like any other criminal. Some celebrities grew up surrounded by illegal wrong-doings, while others cite their felonies as a "one-time mistake."  

Who's the most famous celebrity to get stuck in the pokey? Chris Brown tops our list. In December 2009, Chris Brown was convicted of assault and battery of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. Shockingly, Mark Wahlberg also committed a felony - when he was 16 years old, he was convicted for the racially motivated assault and attempted murder of two Vietnamese men. He beat one of them with a wooden stick, and punched the other in the face, knocking both of them unconscious.  

 As for famous female felons, Martha Stewart is well-known for her 2004 insider trading scandal. She was convicted of felony conspiracy charges, as well as lying to police and obstructing justice. Courtney Love has been charged with two separate felonies; one was a drug possession charge, and the other was for assaulting a woman with a bottle and a metal flashlight.  

Are you surprised that so many celebrities are convicted felons? Let us know in the comment section below!  
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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Convicted of Felonies
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Stephen Fry has always been pretty open about his bipolar disorder, but in 1993 things took a turn for the worse - he stole a family friend's credit card, and went on a spending spree. He was sentenced to three months in prison for theft. 

Age: 61

Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Businessperson, Poet, Journalist, Television producer, Novelist, + more

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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Convicted of Felonies
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Mark Wahlberg is an upstanding member of society now, but he definitely had a rough time growing up. Addicted to cocaine at 13, and involved in a civil suit regarding hate crimes committed by Wahlberg at 15, it was no surprise when he was charged with the attempted murder and assault of two Vietnamese men at age 16.

He attacked Thahn Lam first, knocking him unconscious with a large wooden stick while screaming, "Vietnam f*cking sh*t!" Later that day, he attacked Hoa "Johnny" Trihn by punching him in the face. He was sentenced to two years in prison, but only served 45 days due to overcrowding.   

In 2014, Wahlberg began trying to get the attacks expunged from his record, claiming that he is a different man now, and would like to be pardoned for his crimes. 

Age: 47

Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Rapper, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Convicted of Felonies
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In 1990, Snoop Dogg was charged with felony drug possession. In April 2007, he was convicted of two felony counts of drug and gun possession by a convicted felon. 

Age: 47

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Rapper, Television producer, Musician, + more

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Convicted of Felonies
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In 2007, Lil Wayne was charged with criminal possession of drugs and a fire arm, and was sentenced to one year in Rikers Island. In 2008, he was charged with four additional felonies (possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, misconduct involving weapons, and possession of drug paraphernalia) when his tour bus was stopped by Border Patrol in Arizona.

Police found cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, and $22,000 of undeclared cash aboard his tour bus. 

Age: 36

Birthplace: Hollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, + more

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