The Phantom Of The Opera

For many American film lovers, it is 1925's The Phantom of the Opera that defines horror in the silent film era. Lon Chaney's Erik may not have modern moviegoers fainting as legend says they did when Christine reveals his deformed skeleton-like face, but there's no doubt he holds a special place in horror fans' hearts to this day. The Phantom Of The Opera Synopsis - Spoilers Included The new owners of the Paris Opera House refuse to believe the previous owners' warnings about the holder of box 5--a "phantom of the opera"--even though the phantom's presence is well-known and openly discussed among the opera's performers. The mysterious phantom has eyes that are just "ghastly beads", compared to holes in a grinning skull, explains stagehand Joseph Boquet, who claims to have actually seen the phantom. Over that skull, he continues, is stretched tight yellow skin with only two large holes where his nose should be. Meanwhile, the opera's

Mark Anthony Dodd - 29 Felony Counts For Health Fraud & More

Health fraud and more earn Marc Dodd a shot at life behind bars.
Mark Anthony Dodd is charged with 29 felony counts.

Michigan's Attorney General, Dana Nessel, announced yesterday that a 53-year-old Detroit man had been charged with 29 felony counts related to food stamp fraud, forgery, Medicaid fraud and more.

In the press release announcing the charges the agency identified the man as Marc Anthony Dodd of Detroit. Dodd apparently also goes by the names Mack Dodd and Marco Jones. He is charged with:

  • False Pretenses Over $1000 - 3 counts
  • Food Stamp Fraud - 8 counts
  • Using A Computer To Commit Crime - 5 counts
  • Delivery Of A Controlled Substance Prescription Form - 2 counts
  • Obtaining A Controlled Substance By Fraud - 3 counts
  • Forgery - 3 counts
  • Medicaid Fraud - 5 counts
Dodd is charged as a Fourth Habitual Offender, says Nessel, and will serve life in prison if he is convicted. He is currently serving a sentence for an alleged probation violation in another case.

The agency did not put a dollar amount on Dodd's alleged crimes but says that its Office of Inspector General had saved taxpayers more than $237 million in 2018.
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