Popular News Anchor Arrested For Alleged Shoplifting


by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq.

Sabrina Rodriguez is an Emmy award winning news anchor for Fox 40 News in Sacramento, California.  Ms. Rodriguez was recently arrested for alleged shoplifting back in March 2013.  Ms. Rodriguez allegedly was an accomplice when 10 wallets worth $2,500, were stolen from a Coach store.  The arrest reportedly emanated when Ms. Rodriguez was recognized by Coach employees during one of her news broadcasts.

Notwithstanding Ms. Rodriguez’s proclamation of innocence, she has been charged with grand theft, burglary and conspiracy.  Ms. Rodriguez is out of jail after having posted a $10,000 bail and is currently on a voluntary leave of absence from Fox 40 News.

This is not the only bad news Ms. Rodriguez has had to contend with recently.  In May, the house she shares with fiance Nicholas Gray, caught fire leaving the couple with what has been reported as a narrow and lucky escape.  Further, in addition to her own criminal charges, Gray was arrested on arson and drug charges with a $600,000 bail requirement.  Authorities have yet to confirm whether or not the arson charges against Gray are related to the May fire at the couple’s home.  Ms. Rodriguez is due back in court at the end of the month.

Long Island Lawyer
Paul A. Lauto, Esq.

Paul A. Lauto, Esq.
Paul A. Lauto, Esq. completed his undergraduate studies at SUNY at Stony Brook in 1987, with a major in political science and a double minor in socio-legal studies and moral-legal issues in philosophy. Mr. Lauto received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 1990 and was admitted in 1991 to practice in the courts of New York State, as well as the Eastern and Southern Districts of the United States District Court.

Mr. Lauto has primarily focused on personal injury throughout his career and previously worked as in-house counsel to a major insurance company. In 2002 Mr. Lauto established Paul A. Lauto, PLLC, with a primary concentration on personal injury, all types of accident cases, Wills, Trusts and Estates and more. Paul is the sole author of his Scales of Justice blog, which provides updates and information about current legal stories in the news and how they may affect our lives. Mr. Lauto prides himself on providing clients maximum results, with a high level of personal attorney service and attention that is uncommon in the profession. For more information please visit http://www.liattorney.com