In Guilty Rich, each episode follows the story of a super-rich criminal and the excessive lifestyle that went to their heads. The show reveals how, at least when it comes to crime, the very rich really aren't like the rest of us. Guilty Rich offers a peek into the world of ultra-wealth that audiences might never otherwise experience.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Guilty Rich - Andrew Luster - Netflix
Andrew Stuart Luster (born December 15, 1963) is the great-grandson of cosmetics giant Max Factor, Sr., and heir to the Max Factor cosmetics fortune. In 2003 he was convicted of multiple sexual assaults using the date-rape drug GHB.
Guilty Rich - Prison sentence and civil suits - Netflix
Luster is currently incarcerated at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California. Under California law, since his crimes harmed other persons, he is required to serve at least 85% of his sentence before becoming eligible for release with time off with good behavior. Had his original sentence stood, Luster would not have even been considered for release until he served 105 years—effectively a life sentence. In late 2009, Luster filed a petition for habeas corpus as the final possibility of having his case reviewed by another court on appeal. Luster was represented in that suit by Jay Leiderman and J. David Nick. The habeas corpus petition was granted in April 2012. On March 11, 2013, the Ventura County Superior Court vacated Luster's 124-year sentence but not his conviction, based on the trial judge's failure to state specific reasons for imposing consecutive sentences, and ordered a new sentencing hearing April 4, 2013. On April 16, 2013, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Kathryne Stoltz reduced Luster's sentence to 50 years—48 years for the rapes and two years for the drug-related charges. According to prosecutors, Luster will be eligible for parole in 2028. Luster's lawyers have indicated there will be an appeal. In 2016, opponents of California Proposition 57 released a brochure that stated that Luster could be released early due to the lack of clarity for what defines “violent crimes.” In response to this brochure, California Governor Jerry Brown addressed the case of Andrew Luster directly, saying that an early release for Luster would never happen. “This guy was sentenced to 100 years, and he's a registered sex offender, and on both accounts would not be getting out,” Brown said in a voicemail to Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims. Brown's administration later clarified that since Luster would have to register as a sex offender, he would not be eligible for parole under Proposition 57. Two of the victims won civil lawsuits against Luster, who was ordered to pay a total of $40 million. Luster subsequently sold most of his property and declared bankruptcy.
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