PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man still on probation for running up $81,000 in credit card bills in the name of a pro basketball player is awaiting trial on charges he allegedly did the same thing to actor Will Smith.
Carlos Lomax, 41, of Duquesne, was jailed to await trial this fall on charges he used a credit card from a Pittsburgh-area Sears store in the name Willard C. Smith -- the 33-year-old actor's legal name -- to buy $5,447 worth of items.
Federal prosecutors say Lomax used Smith's Social Security number and other information to obtain the card. He is charged with unauthorized use of a credit access device, which carries up to 20 years in prison, authorities say.
In 1999, Lomax was sentenced to two years in prison plus three years of probation for charging more than $81,000 to an American Express card he got in the name of Atlanta Hawks player Steve Smith.
Question angers Steven Seagal
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Action star Steven Seagal got angry with a reporter on Thursday who asked him about his tangles with the Mafia.
Seagal, doing preproduction on the movie "Belly of the Beast," scheduled to begin filming here in November, lost his cool when a reporter asked about a dispute with a former business partner, Julius Nasso, who has sued Seagal for $60 million, accusing him of backing out of a contract to perform in four movies.
Seagal was openly annoyed at the questions about Nasso's lawsuit, complaining to an assistant about being asked on-camera about it.
Lawmaker: Stewart should be subpoenaed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawmaker said Thursday that a House panel may need to subpoena Martha Stewart.
Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., said the domestic design tycoon should be subpoenaed to answer questions about her sale of ImClone shares if she does not provide information by Aug. 20. Stupak, a member of the House panel investigating ImClone stock sales, said of Stewart: "Bring her in, and if she wants to take the Fifth (Amendment), that's her right. That's her legal right."
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