‘The Young and the Restless‘ alum Shemar Moore, played FBI agent Derek Morgan on CBS’ Criminal Minds for 11 seasons, so when he announced his intent to leave the show, it left fans devastated and heartbroken. We had always held out hope that he would end up with his co-star, Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), who he often referred to as “Baby Girl” or “Sweetness”.
Guest actor Keith Tisdell portrayed Rodney Harris in two episodes alongside Shemar Moore. The two quickly became friends off set. Keith Tisdell became involved with Shemar’s retail merchandise company Baby Girl LLC, which donates a portion of its proceeds to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tisdell was arrested in January on suspicion of embezzlement but later admitted to grand theft.
In court, Shemar Moore said, “I have done a lot for him because he had me, my friends fooled.” According to the LA Times, Shemar continued to say, “I’m not here for money. I’m here because he betrayed a friendship. This is not OK. You don’t do this to people.”
As part of a plea bargain, Tisdell was sentenced on the charges that he stole more than $60,000 from Shemar Moore. Tisdell has been sentenced to probation and 45 days of CalTrans labor, which is sometimes substituted for jail time as part of a negotiated plea bargain. If Tisdell does not pay back the money he stole and stay out of trouble for the next three years, he will land himself in jail. If he is able to comply with all the conditions and stays trouble free, the conviction may be expunged from his record.
This isn’t the only Criminal Minds’ story making headlines these days. Criminal Minds’ star Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner), is making headlines over his own legal issues after allegedly assaulting a writer for the show.
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