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Authorities say that a paraplegic who repeatedly filed claims and lawsuits for noncompliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act was a con artist without any physical limitations. Following her arrest by Las Vegas police, Laura Lee Medley, 35, of Alhambra, Calif., leaped from her wheelchair and ran for freedom, officials said. After complaining earlier that she was having medical problems, the woman was taken by police to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment, said David Wert, spokesman for San Bernardino County in California. “That’s where the great miracle occurred,” he said. Medley “made a break for it,” leading police on a brief foot pursuit before she was captured, Wert said. Medley’s claims against a number of public entities in California alleged that a bus dropped her off near what she called a non-ADA-compliant roadway or curb, causing her wheelchair to topple. She claimed three broken arms in eight weeks-two lefts and a right. South Pasadena, Calif., settled Medley’s claim for $6,700 last October. Medley was charged with filing false documents, attempted grand theft and two counts of insurance fraud. She is in a Las Vegas jail awaiting extradition to San Bernardino. -Associated Press O.J. gets wacky O.J. Simpson as the star of the new candid-camera television program Juiced pulls a prank involving the infamous white Bronco, drawing criticism from the family of murder victim Ronald Goldman. In the scene taped as part of the one-hour, pay-per-view show, Simpson pretends to sell the Bronco at a used-car lot and boasts to a prospective buyer that he made the vehicle famous, according to a segment aired on Inside Edition. “It was good for me-it helped me get away,” Simpson said, referring to the slow-speed, televised police chase that preceded his arrest on charges of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Goldman, her friend. Goldman’s father, Fred, told Inside Edition that he found Simpson’s comment “morally reprehensible.” Simpson was acquitted of murder, but a civil jury held him liable for the killings and ordered him to pay $33.5 million to the Brown and Goldman families. Much of that judgment remains unpaid. “Any money that he makes, I hope, will go to satisfy the multimillion-dollar judgment made against him in the civil case,” said Brown family attorney Gloria Allred. The program was to be shown on pay-per-view TV, and a DVD offering uncensored material will be marketed, Juiced executive producer Rick Mahr told The Associated Press. Other practical jokes include Simpson disguised as an Elvis impersonator, a vagabond selling oranges for money and as an elderly man leading a bingo game. Simpson was not paid for the program, Mahr said. “Basically O.J. Simpson has decided to do this because he wants to do it, and he wanted to have fun with it,” he said. -Associated Press Accidental loss Former Justice Warren McGraw of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has filed a lawsuit claiming that a 2004 car accident contributed to his loss in a re-election bid that year. McGraw claims that he lost his seat on the state high court after his vehicle was rear-ended and an ensuing video showing him in pain was used in negative campaign ads. He sued the driver of the truck involved and his employer. The lawsuit said that following the accident, McGraw was overcome by pain during a campaign stop. An aide to his challenger, Brent Benjamin, was there to capture video of McGraw grimacing in agony. “The footage was then used in a political ad against Mr. McGraw that was broadcast across the state of West Virginia prior to the election,” the lawsuit said. Benjamin defeated McGraw, a Democrat, to become the first non-incumbent Republican to win a state Supreme Court seat since the 1920s. -Associated Press

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