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Damn Yankees The New York Yankees could seek criminal charges against a Boston Red Sox-loving construction worker who buried a jersey of his favorite team in the Yankees’ new stadium. Gino Castignoli, the Red Sox fan who admitted that he intended to curse the Yankees by planting the jersey, insisted that he acted in jest. About the possible legal repercussions, the Bronx, N.Y.-born mason told the Boston Herald: “It’s typical Yankees . . . .It’s not like I snuck in there. It didn’t do any structural damage. I didn’t put anyone in harm’s way.” Castignoli’s bid to curse the Yankees was foiled when the home team removed the offending shirt from its burial spot in a service corridor behind what will be a restaurant in the new Yankee Stadium. Construction workers jackhammered through the concrete and pulled it out. The team said it learned that a Sox-rooting construction worker had buried a shirt in the new Bronx stadium, which will open next year across the street from the current ballpark, from a report in the New York Post. Yankees President Randy Levine said team officials at first considered leaving the shirt where it was. “The first thought was, you know, it’s never a good thing to be buried in cement when you’re in New York,” Levine said. “But then we decided, why reward somebody who had really bad motives and was trying to do a really bad thing?” � Associated Press He can bone up on deportment in jail A criminal defense attorney in Austin, Texas, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for contempt of court because he made an obscene gesture while appearing before a judge last month. However, a state appeals court freed Adam Reposa, 33, on personal recognizance pending an appeal. Reposa � who identifies himself as Adam “Bulletproof” Reposa on the State Bar of Texas Web site � was found in contempt at the conclusion of a more than four-hour trial. “It’s fair,” a somber Reposa said after a deputy sheriff handcuffed him and led him to begin the short trip to the jail. Under Texas law, he could have faced up to 180 days in jail and a $500 fine. Travis County Court-at-Law Judge Jan Breland cited Reposa for criminal contempt for making “a simulated masturbatory gesture with his hand while making eye contact with the Court,” according to records. “I’m not the strictest teacher in the schoolhouse, but there’s a line,” Breland testified during the contempt trial. During a discussion before Breland of a proposed plea deal for a client, Reposa, standing with his client a few feet from the judge, held his right hand “in sort of a fist” a few inches from his waist and moved his hand quickly up and down, Breland said. “To the best of my knowledge, that is simulated masturbation,” she said. “It’s something boys do to insult one another . . . .Under no circumstances should that ever happen in a courtroom.” Reposa said his intended target was the prosecutor, not the judge. “I did lose my cool,” he said. “I think people have a right to expect more of me than that.” � Texas Lawyer Compound error Police said it was no surprise that a fake $50 bill got a Long Island, N.Y., man arrested: He was trying to use it to pay his bail on a traffic charge. The transaction compounded Cyheam Forney’s legal problems and landed him in jail. Police said they spotted the 31-year-old Forney making an illegal left turn and discovered his license had been suspended. Forney was arrested on a misdemeanor suspended license charge � until officers said he proffered the counterfeit currency as bail money. He was held on a felony charge of possessing a forged instrument. � Associated Press

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