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Ohio man ordered to euthanize his vicious pet — but he adopts innocent rescue dog to have it killed instead

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A judge lambasted an Ohio man who admitted trying to have an innocent rescue dog killed instead of his own “vicious” pet.

Jason Dotson, of Springfield Township, had been placed on probation in October, after his pit bull-type dog attacked and nearly killed a medical therapy dog walking on a leash with its owner, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Dotson’s dog also bit Robert Martin, who has Parkinson’s disease, as he tried to save his own dog, Buddy, who survived but can no longer work as a service animal due to injuries suffered in the attack.

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The 32-year-old Dotson was ordered by a judge to take his pet to be humanely euthanized by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — but instead he tried to fool the animal shelter, the court and even the victim.

Police said Dotson gave a fake name and address to Martin, but a mail carrier helped officers track him down.

Neighbors said Dotson’s dog frequently ran loose outside his yard.

Court documents show that Dotson, who was charged with confinement of dogs after the attack, initially failed to have his dog put down and was ordered to appear in court on a probation violation.

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Prosecutors revealed during that hearing that Dotson had adopted another dog from the SPCA and returned two days later, telling employees that the rescue dog was the animal that had been court-ordered for destruction.

However, his plot was foiled when an SPCA technician recognized the rescue dog and scanned its microchip — which proved it was the innocent dog and not Dotson’s vicious pet.

Dotson’s attempt to have the innocent dog killed instead of his own earned him a 30-day jail term at the Hamilton County Justice Center and a stern lecture from the judge.

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“In my 10 years as a judge I can’t recall a more cold and heartless act,” said Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Brad Greenberg. “If I could give you more time, legally, I would.”

“It’s one thing for you to ignore a court order, it’s quite another thing to try to perpetrate a fraud on this court — and you tried to have an innocent dog killed,” the judge added.

Dotson’s pet has since been put down.

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He admitted to his crime, apologized to the court and paid restitution.

Watch this video report posted online by WKRC-TV:

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Trump ‘has done nothing wrong’: Lindsey Graham does not think ethnic cleansing is an impeachable offense

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) slammed President Donald Trump for allowing Turkey's ethnic cleansing of the Kurds in Syria, but then defended the president against impeachment during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News.

Graham told Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro that he worried that 15,000 ISIS fighters could escape, allowing the terrorist caliphate to reconstitute.

The South Carolina Republican declared that America "will not tolerate" ethnic cleansing.

But then he was asked about impeachment.

"Impeachment is a bunch of bull," Graham declared. "It is BS."

"The president has done nothing wrong," Graham argued.

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Trump is ‘feeling threatened and running scared’ to cancel G-7 at Doral: ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author

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President Donald Trump announced late on Saturday evening that he was reversing his administration's decision to hold the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

Trump had received harsh criticism for the selection violating the constitution’s domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote The Art of the Deal with Trump, said the announcement was a sign Trump is feeling threatened.

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Trump announces G-7 won’t be held at Doral after widespread criticism for it violating the Constitution

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President Donald Trump announced Saturday evening that the G-7 Summit will not be held at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

The selection of Doral had been widely condemned as a clear violation of both the constitution's domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

"I thought I was doing something very good for our country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 leaders," Trump claimed.

"I announced that I would be willing to do it at no profit or, if legally permissible, at zero cost to the USA. But, as usual, the hostile media and their Democrat partners went crazy!" Trump argued.

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