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A Criminal Way to Start the "Top 10 in 2010" List Madness

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It's not only the season of gift-guide craziness but it's the time of year when "Top 10 in 2010" list madness begins in earnest. The Beverly Hills Patch is getting brutally to the point by kicking off their list-making season with Top 10 Crimes in Beverly Hills this year.

What ugliness befell Beverly Hills in 2010?

-Ronni Chasen Murder
-Harold "person of interest" Smith Suicide
-Takazato Stabbing
-Beverly Hills High Alum Bernard Khalili shot to death in West Hollywood
-Mayor Charlotte Spadaro charged in two cases of animal cruelty
-"Samsung Heiress" caught at airport with 500 pounds of pot in her Louis Vuitton luggage
-Beverly Hills Spa Owner caught over-charging Liv Tyler $214,000
-Defense Attorney for Felons becomes one when he's caught in court with heroin
-Breadcrumbs led to arrest of thief who broke into over 25 cars
-ESL Business discovered as front from Russian prostitution ring

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What L.A. crimes captured your imagination in 2010?