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#Mistaken Identity

# mistaken-identity - Monday 24 March, 2014

Russian thugs beat up St Patrick's flashmob after mistaking it for gay activists

Police said the fight was based on a “misunderstanding”.

# mistaken-identity - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Timeline of a killing: Shane Geoghegan murdered in case of mistaken identity

John Dundon was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life in prison by the Special Criminal Court today.

# mistaken-identity - Thursday 14 February, 2013

South Africa police say Pistorius will not get special treatment

Police will oppose the athlete’s bail application as it dismisses reports that the victim was mistaken for a burglar.

# mistaken-identity - Saturday 18 August, 2012

From The42 Alice Cooper on cricket: I love the way you have midfielders stopping the four-pointers Poison

Alice Cooper on cricket: I love the way you have midfielders stopping the four-pointers

The American rock legend proves that his comedy stint was not reserved solely for Waynes World.

# mistaken-identity - Friday 17 August, 2012

Second man charged in relation to Shane Geoghegan murder

The man in his 30s faces murder charges in relation to the 2008 shooting.

# mistaken-identity - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Man to appear in court in connection with 2008 murder of Shane Geoghegan

The 28-year-old Garryowen rugby player was shot near his home in a case of mistaken identity nearly four years ago.

# mistaken-identity - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Oops... Mexican authorities admit mistaken identity in major drugs cartel arrest

A car salesman was arrested after Mexican police thought he was the son of one of the country’s most-wanted drug lords.

# mistaken-identity - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

QUIRKY SINGER Katie Waissel may be disqualified from The X Factor after it emerged that she already has a record deal in the US, and has recorded a massive back catalogue for a popular YouTube series.

Madonna lookalike Vaissel – who sang Etta James’s ‘At Last’ to make her way through to the Boot Camp stage – has recorded a jazz album under the name Lola Fontaine.


Her manager, Jason Silverman, told the News of the World that Waissel was on his books and that she was “just about to release a record – it’s brand new.

“She came to LA and we signed her to a two-record deal. We just finished one and then she went back home to work over there while we get ready to release the record in the fall.”

Producers may now have to dump her from the show, with the competition’s rules explicitly stating that contestants cannot already have a music management contract.

A producer admitted: “We are looking to the whole thing to see if a contract does exist and if there is found to be one, what the wording is. An existing record or management contract could result in Katie not being able to continue, but she is a fantastic contestant, and it demonstrates her determination to succeed in the business.”

She had already recorded a series of songs for use in the Green Eyed World YouTube series, sponsored by Sprite, in which she – under the name ‘Katie Vogel’ – travelled to New York to pursue a music career.


It is not thought that the YouTube series poses a threat to her participation in the show, however, as she could argue she was working as an actress in the series (having adopted a fake name).