Affluenza: 10 Rich People Who Got Away With Horrible Crimes

Nick Oliveri

Although drugs and alcohol seem to be just part of the landscape when you’re a rockstar, ex-Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri proved that there really are different standards for drug possession the richer you get.

When police raided his house and found it full of cocaine and meth, Oliveri took his wife hostage with a shotgun rather than hand over the drugs. The standoff lasted four hours, and although a SWAT team showing up at your house usually means you’re in huge trouble, Oliveri got off light — he was only given probation and ordered to go to anger management.

However, the scandal did affect Oliveri’s career, and he was frequently booed off the stage before Queens of the Stone Age fired him.

Clare Wilkinson
Clare Wilkinson