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Jocelyn Wildenstein arrested in New York on felony charges

Wealthy socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein was arrested in New York after a fight with her boyfriend early in the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 7. The woman, famously nicknamed "Catwoman" because of the plastic surgeries she has undergone over the years, allegedly attacked her boyfriend with scissors in their shared apartment. She is currently facing felony charges, among other accusations.

The 76-year-old Wildenstein – who originally told police she was 71 years old -- allegedly clawed her 49-year-old boyfriend's face during a fight before slashing his chest with scissors. She was, the man told police officers, so out of control that he was forced to push her into a closet and keep her there for his own protection to prevent further injury to himself until police arrived. The officers arrested the woman early in the morning on Wednesday at the New York apartment.

The accused was taken by police to the nearby 17th Precinct where she remained in custody until she appeared in court later that day and met with her lawyer. She was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court and freed without bail. She now faces charges of felony and misdemeanor assault.

Any resident of New York who finds him or herself accused of felony charges would most likely benefit from consulting a criminal defense attorney. Defendants facing criminal charges will want lawyer who will fight to protect their legal rights and vigorously advocate for them. The guidance and counsel of an experienced and dedicated attorney can often prove crucial in securing the best possible outcome in court.

Source: pagesix.com, "Boyfriend of "Catwoman": Assault situation "very disturbing"", Larry Celona, Jamie Schram, Emily Saul, Dec. 8, 2016

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