August 26, 2012 |
Anita Guzzardi's attorney described her on Friday as a gambling addict from a family of addicts, a woman whose spending binge was triggered by the emotional trauma and feelings of betrayal when the child sex-abuse scandal engulfed her church and her employer - the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. To Assistant District Attorney Lisa Caulfield, however, gambling was just one aspect of Guzzardi's crimes - she siphoned $906,000 over almost seven years, stealing 330 checks of varying amounts drawn on the church treasury.
January 14, 2005 |
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.
August 4, 2011 |
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.
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.
April 15, 1993 |
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.
October 21, 1993 |
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.
October 25, 1991 |
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.
April 24, 1998 |
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.
July 1, 1999 |
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.
February 13, 1999 |
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.