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A Hot Convict Wants Cold Cash

A Hot Convict Wants Cold Cash

By Jeff Wagner. CREATED Feb 28, 2014

Meet Meagan Simmons - hot convict.

Meagan was arrested for drunk driving in Florida in July of 2010.  While mug shots are typically not flattering, Meagan's was the exception.  In fact, her photo "went viral" and she became known (not without some justification) as the "hot convict".

Well, Megan has had enough.

A background check website InstantCheckmate.com has started using her mug shot in a marketing campaign without her permission (and without paying her).  She has filed a lawsuit. to stop the practice.

Her mug shot is a public record and has been on the internet for quite a while.  Is she now entitled to be paid if people want to use the photo to sell things?

During the 12 p.m. hour of Friday's radio show, we'll discuss whether the hot convict is entitled to cold cash?

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments section - and be sure to check back later to hear a replay of the segment. 

Jeff Wagner

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Jeff Wagner recently completed his 15th year as a talk show host at 620 WTMJ. Jeff's show, which airs Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m., features stories which you might not have heard about elsewhere and emphasizes Jeff's common sense approach to issues.