2011

November 2011

3rd Annual Athletes Adopt Families for the Holidays

Click On Detroit
November 27, 2011

Birmingham – On December 5, 2011, area athletes and the Southeast Michigan business community will come together for a special evening, the 3rd Annual “Athletes Adopting Families for the Holidays” event at The Reserve in Birmingham, MI (215 S. Eton Street).

Supporting sponsors from around the Metro Detroit area include: Presenting Sponsor, Stonebridge Financial, along with O’ Brien Construction, Lucido Fine Jewelry, Quicken Loans, Fathead, Comerica, Vital Performance, Studio 32, Abood Law Firm, Just Baked and more donate to this cause in hopes of raising $100,000 for Volunteers of America Michigan’s the Adopt A Family program.

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October 2011

Former Fab Five star’s child support case moves to Circuit Court

Carol Hopkins
The Oakland Press
October 14, 2011

The child support case involving former University of Michigan Fab Five star Jimmy King will be heard in Oakland County Circuit Court.

King, who lives in Oakland County, waived a preliminary examination before Judge Cynthia Walker in Pontiac’ 50th District Court Thursday, sending the matter to circuit court.

King, 38, was arrested in August on accusations that he failed to pay more than $17,000 in child support for his 17-year-old son, Jalen King, who currently lives in Kansas.

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Former U-M ‘Fab Five’ star’s child support case moves to Circuit Court in Pontiac

Carol Hopkins
The Oakland Press
October 13, 2011

The child support case involving former University of Michigan “Fab Five” star Jimmy King will be heard in Oakland County Circuit Court.

King, who lives in Oakland County, waived a preliminary examination before Judge Cynthia Walker in Pontiac’ 50th District Court Thursday, sending the matter to circuit court.

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Family Suing Police Over Mother’s Unsolved Death

Click On Detroit
October 2, 2011

DETROIT – The family of a Michigan woman whose death remains unsolved is suing two police departments on claims witness statements were either ignored or never taken.

Grosse Pointe Farms resident Joann Matouk Romain was last seen Jan. 12, 2010, at a prayer service at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church.

Her car, with her purse, wallet and cash inside were found in the church parking lot.

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Jimmy King: I Will Continue To Support Family

Click On Detroit
October 2, 2011

PONTIAC, Mich. – Former University of Michigan basketball star Jimmy King broke his silence Tuesday about the charge he’s facing over past due child support.

King, a former member of Michigan’s “Fab 5,” spoke with Local 4 at a court hearing in the case. The 38-year-old father of three said he takes his family responsibilities very seriously.

“I don’t consider it a bill, it’s the support of my child,” he said.


September 2011

Plot thickens (again) for Barry Bonds

Lester Munson
ESPNDesportes
September 9, 2011

You’re no doubt familiar with the Yogi-ism, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” Well, in the view from our Courtside Seat, it’s true more often than not. For example, you might have thought the Barry Bonds case was over. Cut ‘n’ dried. Done deal. Au contraire! Turns out it ain’t over after all. The Bonds trial is still yielding legal twists and turns and surprises, with the promise of more to come. Eventually, we’ll get to deadbeat dads in That State Up North and other kinds of family feuds. But right now, we start today with …

Barry behind bars? Could happen

There were moments in the Barry Bonds perjury trial when you wondered about the prosecutors. Not any longer. Their recent actions show a startling degree of confidence in what they are doing. They might be right, and it might lead to an unexpected outcome: prison time for the Home Run King.

We’ll tell you why and how in a moment. But first, a little recent history from the trial to refresh your memory.

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Preliminary exam set for former Fab Five star Jimmy King’s child support case

Dave Phillips
The Oakland Press
September 8, 2011

A preliminary examination has been set for Oct. 13 for the child support case involving former University of Michigan Fab Five star Jimmy King.

King, 38, was arrested last month on accusations that he failed to pay more than $17,000 in child support for his 17-year-old son, who currently lives in Kansas.

He appeared in 50th District Court in Pontiac on Thursday for a pre-exam conference.


August 2011

Jimmy King in court for child support

Associated Press
August 17, 2011

PONTIAC, Mich. — University of Michigan “Fab Five” member and ex-Toronto Raptors player Jimmy King said he is working with authorities to resolve a child support claim after being arrested earlier this month. The state says he failed to pay $17,000.

“We are working with the attorney general’s office,” King told reporters Tuesday outside a hearing in Pontiac. “We are going to do everything in our power to make sure that this is taken care of. I’m just going to continue doing what I’m doing to support my family.”

King, 38, is scheduled to return to court Sept. 9 for a preliminary hearing.

King was arrested Aug. 9 at a basketball camp at a northwest Detroit church. He was arraigned the next day on a charge of failing to pay support he owed for one child. The charge carries up to four years’ imprisonment but is commonly used to get parents to settle.

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Fab 5er Jimmy King in Court on Child Support Claim

Fox Detroit
August 17, 2011

University of Michigan “Fab Five” member and ex-Toronto Raptors player Jimmy King says he’s working with authorities to resolve a child support claim.

King told reporters Tuesday outside a hearing in Pontiac he’s taking steps to support his family. King returns to court Sept. 9 for a preliminary hearing.

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Former Fab-Five Player In Court For Back Child Support

CBS Detroit
August 16, 2011

PONTIAC (WWJ) – A member of the University of Michigan’s former basketball “Fab Five” was in court Tuesday for allegedly failing to pay child support.

WWJ’s Marie Osborne reports from the courthouse in Pontiac.

Jimmy King is accused of being $17,000 behind in child support, for his 17-year-old son who lives out-of-state. The charge is a four-year felony.

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Jimmy King back in court for child support case

Smita Kalokhe

Action News
August 16, 2011

PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) – Once a part of the Fab Five, Jimmy King is in trouble for not paying child support. He appeared in front of a judge at the 50th District Court in Pontiac on Tuesday.The former University of Michigan basketball star is accused of holding out on more than $17,000 in child support for one of his three kids. The child, a 17-year-old boy, lives out of state, and King’s attorneys say he’s paid more than $60,000 for his care already.

In court, Judge Cynthia Walker agreed to allow King to use the money he paid for his bond, $3,500, to go toward paying down the child support.

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Family Sues Detroit Police Over Mother’s Unsolved Death

Officer.com
August 11, 2011

The family of a Michigan woman whose death remains unsolved is suing two police departments on claims witness statements were either ignored or never taken.

Grosse Pointe Farms resident Joann Matouk Romain was last seen Jan. 12, 2010, at a prayer service at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church.

Her car, with her purse, wallet and cash inside were found in the church parking lot.

Investigators said they tracked footprints in the snow from the lot to Lake St. Clair and searched the waters, but no traces of Romain were found. Then, in March, her body was found by fishermen in a channel of the Detroit River near Amherstburg, Ontario.


 

January 2011

Family of JoAnn Romain marks a year with pledge to continue investigation

GrossePointToday.com
January 13, 2011

JoAnn Matouk Romain’s family marked the one-year anniversary of her disappearance with a vow to continue the investigation of her death, saying they’ve never accepted the police theory that she committed suicide.

Family members gathered at the Abood Law Firm in Bingham Farms on Jan. 12 to proclaim their belief that Romain did not park her car in the driveway at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church on Jan. 12, 2010, walk to the Lake St. Clair shoreline and throw herself into the shallow water. The search went on for days before it was called off. The body of the Grosse Pointe Woods resident was found March 20, snagged on debris far downstream in the Detroit River.

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2010 Woman’s Death Remains Mystery

Click On Detroit
January 12, 2011

GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. – The 2010 death of Joann Matouk Romain remains a mystery one year after her disappearance.

The Grosse Pointe Farms woman was last seen January 12, 2010 at a prayer service at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church.

Her car, with her purse, wallet and cash inside were found in the church parking lot.

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Family wants to reopen death investigation

ABC Action News
January 12, 2011

GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. (WXYZ) – The family of Joanne Romain does not believe police reports that say the 55-year-old committed suicide. They believe she was murdered.

Romain vanished in January of 2010. She was last seen near her car which was parked outside St. Paul on the Lake Catholic church in Grosse Pointe Farms. Volunteers searched for her along the shores of Lake St. Clair. Her body was later found in the Detroit River. Police believe she committed suicide by walking into the freezing waters.

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