No Change in Poundstone's Probation
Unfunny news for comedian Paula Poundstone. Santa Monica (Calif.) Superior Court Judge Bernard J. Kamins on Friday denied a defense motion to modify her probation conditions stemming from her child-abuse case, her attorney, Mark Werksman, informed the Associated Press. "We're trying to get this court to allow the dependency court to take over all decisions," Werksman said, referring to a prospective reunion between Poundstone, 42, and the three adopted children she lost after pleading no contest last year to a felony count of child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of infliction of injury on a child. The former charge involved driving while intoxicated with the minors in her car. The children were subsequently placed in the home of Poundstone's friend. This unnamed friend, says the AP, was approved by the court to serve as a foster parent, and Poundstone, who was ordered to a rehab facility during sentencing last year, is allowed to visit the children under monitored conditions. "She wants her kids back," Werksman told the news service. "She'd like to have them returned to her." Another probation review hearing has been set for Sept. 27.
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