Here’s the Wrap:
• Bush is preparing a list of potential Supreme Court replacements. I love this picture. “Everybody look at the camera. … Okay, this time let’s try looking at the same camera.”
• TB guy says he didn’t know he was a danger to anyone. Hey, buddy, that excuse might work for President Bush, but it will not work for you!
• Paris Hilton will serve her time in the “special needs” section of her county jail.
• Jack Kevorikian is out of prison.
‘’This is, indeed, a con artist,’’ said Sonya McGee, an Atlanta pharmaceutical representative who says Leccima took $4,000 from her in an investment scheme.
McGee and others say Leccima’s episodes of ‘’Flip This House,’’ A&E’s most popular show, were elaborate hoaxes. His friends and family were presented as potential homebuyers and ‘’sold’’ signs were slapped in front of unsold houses. They say the home repairs — the lynchpin of the show — were actually quick or temporary patch jobs designed to look good on camera.
Leccima says he never claimed to own the homes. While not acknowledging his televised renovations were staged, he didn’t deny it and suggested that A&E and Departure Films, the production company that makes the show, knew exactly what he was doing.