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May 28, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 16-year-old girl who crashed her father's SUV in the Poconos last summer while driving without a license, killing three boys from Council Rock High School South, was placed on indefinite probation Tuesday, according to the Wayne County, Pa., District Attorney's Office. In lieu of being sent to a juvenile placement facility, Julia Ware, of Pleasantville, N.Y., also was ordered to write a 2,000-word essay about the effects of her crime, perform 300 hours of community service, pay nearly $24,000 in restitution, and attend weekly counseling, said prosecutor Janine Edwards.
NEWS
January 14, 2005 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Protestant minister was put on probation and ordered to steer clear of children yesterday after admitting he exposed himself to young boys in the bathroom of a public swimming pool in Bucks County. W. Mark Bartlett, 47, former pastor of Levittown Wesleyan Church in Falls Township, pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to indecent exposure and open lewdness. Judge C. Theodore Fritsch Jr. sentenced Bartlett to three years of probation and fined him $1,000. Fritsch also ordered him to complete a county sex-offenders program, to have no unsupervised contact with anyone under 16, and to stay away from parks, playgrounds and other places where children gather.
NEWS
August 3, 1988
The Philadelphia Department of Human Services is on probation - again. Officially the state Department of Public Welfare has given the department's Children and Youth Division a six-month provisional license. It's more like being put on probation, which means you're guilty but deserve a chance to do better. This is the seventh time in eight years DHS has been unable to earn the year-long licensing designation assigned to agencies that meet minimum state regulations. Twenty-three children under DHS supervision have died of neglect and abuse since January 1987, and a commissioner - who should have left years ago - stayed so long that even after her departure, her legacy of ineffectiveness lives on. Life is tough in inner cities.
NEWS
April 15, 1993 | By Steve Boman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Suffering from serious health problems, former social studies teacher Allan S. Per was sentenced yesterday to two years' probation and 500 hours of community service for his conviction on charges of embezzling $14,000 from Bensalem's Adult Evening School program. Looking gaunt as he sat in a chair during sentencing, Per addressed Bucks County Judge Edward G. Biester Jr. in a soft voice. "I just want to express my extreme remorse for this horrible situation," said Per, 52. "I have to bear this the rest of my life, and I'm terribly sorry.
NEWS
August 4, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ORLANDO, Fla. - Casey Anthony won't have to return to Orlando today to start serving probation on check-fraud charges. An assistant in Judge Belvin Perry's office said yesterday that a hearing on the issue has been set for tomorrow. The assistant spoke on the condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to discuss the case. Anthony has been out of public view since she was acquitted by a jury in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. She was convicted of lying to detectives but was released from jail because of time served.
NEWS
October 21, 1993 | By Anne L. Boles, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A county judge has dismissed a case against a Coatesville man who refused, on constitutional grounds, to pay probation fees. Ronald Suber, 33, was sentenced to two years' probation in 1991 in a case stemming from a 1985 fight in a bar. Later that year, the state initiated a $25-a-month fee to recover the costs of supervising people on probation. Suber refused to pay, saying the fee was initiated after he was sentenced. The amount of his fees began to accrue. Under the law, probation cannot end until the fees are paid, so Suber's probation was extended until he agreed to pay up. His attorney, Samuel C. Stretton, argued in court last January that the Constitution guards against a new sentence being imposed after someone has already been punished.
NEWS
October 25, 1991 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
On June 13, John J. Donahue was placed on five years' probation for killing a 78-year-old priest with his souped-up car. He was warned not to drive until his probation was over. But a week later, Donahue was back behind the wheel of the same car that had killed the Rev. Stanislaus Kowal on Dec. 18, 1990. This time his auto collided with a van in Bensalem, Assistant District Attorney Joseph Casey said yesterday. The van driver was not hurt, but a female passenger in Donahue's car complained of neck injuries.
NEWS
April 24, 1998 | By Rick Sine, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Jeffrey Anderson was sentenced to probation for a year. He lasted about 10 minutes, authorities say. After his sentencing Tuesday on a conviction for auto-stereo theft, Anderson, 28, and his wife, Sabrina Moore, 19, were on their way out of the Delaware County Courthouse complex in Media when they stopped by the juvenile court offices, authorities said. There, Anderson stole a pocketbook that had been left inside a bag on the floor, said Detective Cpl. James B. Cadden of the Delaware County Park Police.
NEWS
July 1, 1999 | by Joshua Rhett Miller, Daily News Staff Writer
Marie Noe's tiny children were no match for her madness. With the press of a pillow, she snuffed the lives of Richard, Elizabeth, Jacqueline, Arthur Jr., Constance, Mary Lee, Catherine and Arthur Joseph. The punishment for the killings? The death penalty? Hard time? Nope. Probation. Noe, 70, admitted on Monday to killing eight of her 10 children and was sentenced to 20 years' probation. The Daily News asked people around Center City yesterday if they thought probation was appropriate.
NEWS
February 13, 1999 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Former Philadelphia restaurateur Michel Pages yesterday was fined $12,500 and placed on three years probation by U.S. District Judge Robert F. Kelly for trafficking in cocaine. Pages' first year of probation is to be spent under house arrest, with permission to work and to attend church, the judge said. Sentencing guidelines called for a minimum 70-month prison term but prosecutors recommended leniency because Pages became a government informant. The precise nature of information Pages supplied was not disclosed.
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July 26, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
The former "hanging judge" of Philadelphia Traffic Court - a man so known for meting out tough justice to scofflaws that colleagues nicknamed him "the Terminator" - caught a break Friday when it came time for him to face up to his own crimes. Fortunato N. Perri Sr., 78, was sentenced to two years of federal probation for using his influence to have dozens of traffic tickets tossed in exchange for bribes of shrimp, crab cakes, and pornographic videos. The sentence was nothing less than an act of mercy for a man who once sentenced a driver to two years in jail for racking up $20,000 in traffic fines, but told him he would rather "give [him]
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July 24, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
A NEW JERSEY probation officer has been suspended without pay after an alleged altercation in Camden with the naked and dripping-wet mother of a man on probation. Police said Arlena Cook was taking a shower on July 7 when Romero Lundy, an officer with the state's Intensive Supervision Program, visited her home on Collings Road to check on her son Ladobe May-Garber, 21, who was on probation for a drug-possession arrest last year. After Cook and Lundy argued about whether he was allowed in the house, the officer allegedly pushed Cook, who was still dripping wet and holding a towel around herself.
NEWS
July 12, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 34-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to animal cruelty for starving a dog in a Northeast Philadelphia basement, the Pennsylvania SPCA reported. Jeffery Collins pleaded guilty to first-degree misdemeanor animal cruelty and a misdemeanor drug charge, and was sentenced to a total of 24 months' probation, the SPCA said. He also is banned from owning animals while on probation and must pay more than $5,100 in restitution to the SPCA. On Dec. 23, the SPCA removed a severely emaciated dog from a basement in the 3400 block of Morrell Street in Bustleton.
NEWS
July 8, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The nails and screws were dumped Monday from a black trash bag onto a courtroom table, and David Toledo lowered his face into his hands. They were the weapons, prosecutors said, that Toledo used to vandalize his Mayfair neighbors' cars again and again - even while on probation for an identical crime spree. Facing Common Pleas Court Judge Edward C. Wright for the second time in 14 months, Toledo cried. He apologized. Then, he asked to speak once more. "Please don't send me to prison," Toledo said to the judge.
NEWS
June 18, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
An Ambler woman is to spend one year on probation for claiming in court that she was a licensed psychologist - even though she lacked a state credential - during a child custody battle. Sue Cornbluth, who bills herself as a "nationally recognized mental health expert," pleaded no contest in late May to a misdemeanor charge of false swearing. She was originally charged in February with a count of felony perjury. Cornbluth's attorney, Nino Tinari, said the charge was downgraded because her testimony failed to affect the outcome of the case.
NEWS
May 28, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 16-year-old girl who crashed her father's SUV in the Poconos last summer while driving without a license, killing three boys from Council Rock High School South, was placed on indefinite probation Tuesday, according to the Wayne County, Pa., District Attorney's Office. In lieu of being sent to a juvenile placement facility, Julia Ware, of Pleasantville, N.Y., also was ordered to write a 2,000-word essay about the effects of her crime, perform 300 hours of community service, pay nearly $24,000 in restitution, and attend weekly counseling, said prosecutor Janine Edwards.
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April 30, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Delaware County police officer convicted of falsely imprisoning two women - allegedly making a suggestive comment to one - during routine stops was sentenced Tuesday to six years' probation. County Court Judge Mary Alice Brennan also fined Christopher Scott, 36, of Berwyn, Chester County, a part-time officer in Darby Township at the time of the incidents, $2,000, and ordered him to undergo psychological evaluation. In January, Scott was convicted of two misdemeanor charges, false imprisonment and abuse of power, and acquitted of more serious charges of stalking and kidnapping the women.
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April 28, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
  A former Delaware County police officer convicted of falsely imprisoning two women - alleging making a suggestive comment to one of them - during routine stops was sentenced Tuesday to six years probation. Judge Mary Alice Brennan also fined Christopher Scott, 36, of Berwyn, Chester County, a part-time officer in Darby Township at the time of the incidents, $2,000 and ordered him to undergo psychological evaluation. In January, Scott was convicted of two misdemeanor charges, false imprisonment and abuse of power, but was acquitted of more serious counts of stalking and kidnapping the two women.
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April 22, 2015 | BY BOB STEWART, Daily News Staff Writer stewarr@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
  GARY COTTRELL - the ex-Philly cop who asked witnesses to lie for him when he felt the heat from an investigation into cash loans he gave people from his neighborhood - will spend 10 months in jail for his crime, a federal judge ruled yesterday. The federal government in 2013 charged Cottrell with several counts of loan-sharking, but a jury acquitted him of those charges. The jury convicted him, however, on two counts of obstruction for asking witnesses to deny that he charged them interest on the loans.
SPORTS
April 9, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former University of Toledo point guard from Chester was one of two former players who received probation Tuesday as part of a point-shaving scandal that involved two other Toledo basketball players and three former football players. Kashif Payne, who starred at Archbishop Carroll High in 2001-02 before finishing his high school career at a New England prep school, was sentenced in federal court in Detroit to three years of probation and also must pay a fine and perform community service.
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