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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.
NEWS
August 26, 1998 | By Todd Bishop, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Probation awaits a Bensalem woman who parked in a courthouse space reserved for the Bucks County district attorney, exchanged words with a judge who questioned her about it, and then scratched the judge's car. Cindy Marren, 44, who was charged with criminal mischief in January for scratching Bucks County Senior Judge Ward F. Clark's car with a key, was accepted yesterday into the county's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, through which...
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July 13, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
A FORMER principal of Cayuga Elementary School in Hunting Park has been sentenced to 10 years' probation for her role in promoting a school culture of cheating on the state's standardized tests. Evelyn M. Cortez, 61, was sentenced by Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Timika Lane on Monday, the state Attorney General's Office announced. Cortez, who had entered a guilty plea in February, was sentenced to seven years' probation for tampering with evidence and criminal conspiracy.
NEWS
June 6, 2016
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - A woman who helped her bookkeeper husband steal $234,500 from former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Joe Piscopo has been spared a prison term. Jennifer Larocca instead was sentenced Friday to three years' probation. That came one week after her husband received a three-year state prison term. The 40-year-old Mansfield woman had pleaded guilty in February to theft. Prosecutors say Piscopo hired Larocca's husband to pay his bills and manage his bank account.
SPORTS
April 3, 2016
HOUSTON - Lon Kruger is a fixer. He's the Winston Wolfe of college basketball. He's Michael Clayton without George Clooney's dreamy eyes. He's Larry Brown without the icky ethics, without the wreckage left in his wake. If he's 30 minutes away, he'll be there in 10, so athletic directors at the sport's traditional powerhouses keep his number handy. When they get in trouble, when their programs end up on probation, they know who to call. Oklahoma was on probation when the university hired Kruger in 2011.
NEWS
March 3, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia judge Tuesday agreed to hear a resentencing motion in the case of Kathryn Knott, the Bucks County woman jailed for her participation in an attack on a gay couple in Center City in 2014. Common Pleas Court Judge Roxanne Covington set a 9 a.m. hearing on March 14 "to consider the merits" of a motion filed by defense attorney William J. Brennan. The motion asks Covington to reconsider the five-to-10-month jail sentence she handed down to Knott last month. The proceeding is not a resentencing hearing, but one in which the judge will consider the merits of the defense's request.
NEWS
February 21, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
Clarification: The following article should have made it more clear that Chalker, a veteran educator, was sentenced in federal court to three years probation after admitting she had obstructed justice relating to a scheme by charter founder Dorothy June Brown to defraud the schools.  In addition, The Inquirer wants to make it clear that Chalker was not charged in any fraud related to the Agora Cyber Charter School. Joan Woods Chalker, a veteran educator who admitted helping charter founder Dorothy June Brown cover up a scheme to defraud the schools, was sentenced in federal court Friday to three years' probation.
NEWS
February 13, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
Nearly four years ago, Anthony Smoot's life was upended. The former business manager of Dorothy June Brown's charter school network was indicted - along with Brown and three others - as a participant in a scheme to defraud the charters that Brown founded of more than $6 million. Smoot, 53, pleaded guilty the next year, 2013, to federal charges of conspiring to obstruct justice and aiding the obstruction to assist Brown. He testified against her during a fraud trial that ended in a hung jury in December 2013.
NEWS
February 5, 2016 | By Mark Fazlollah, Staff Writer
Matthew T. Amato, who helped Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. scam thousands of dollars from area banks, and later helped the U.S. Attorney's Office convict the son of U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah, was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation for his part in the scheme. Amato, Fattah's onetime roommate at Drexel University and later in Roxborough, took out $65,000 in loans from four banks in 2005 in the name of Chaka Fattah Jr. & Associates, a shell company he and Fattah Jr. concocted. In the summer of 2005, Amato received loans from Wachovia Bank, PNC Bank, and Sun National Bank on the strength of their bogus claim that their company had $140,000 in sales the previous year.
NEWS
February 5, 2016 | BY RONNIE POLANECZKY & JENICE ARMSTRONG, Daily News Columnists
Whose bright idea was it to have jailbird Meek Mill give an inspirational talk Thursday to the students at Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter School? Yes, Meek Mill - the filthy-mouthed, super-famous North Philly rapper who faces a hearing Friday for yet more probation violations: He skipped town without permission from his parole officer and is alleged to have submitted a cup of cold water instead of urine when he was drug-tested. Happy #BlackHisoryMonth @meekmill came to our school to give our kids a few words of wisdom #BoysLatin A video posted by Bryant Leach (@leach_the_legend)
NEWS
December 14, 2015
A 15-year-old boy found shot dead in North Philadelphia on Friday was identified Saturday as Xavier Stern, authorities said. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Stern had been on probation for assault. Chitwood said that Stern had not been seen since Nov. 22, when he left his home in Upper Darby following a family argument. Stern was on probation for assaulting a fellow school student and had been wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet as a requirement of probation, but he removed the bracelet following the argument, Chitwood said.
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