March 20, 2009 |
A federal prosecutor yesterday recommended that All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada get probation and no prison time for misleading Congress about the use of performance-enhancing drugs. U.S. attorney Jeffrey Taylor said in a memo to Federal Magistrate Judge Alan Kay that Tejada deserves that reduced sentence because he has admitted wrongdoing, accepted responsibility and has no criminal record. Tejada is to be sentenced March 26. Tejada was the 2002 American League MVP with the Oakland Athletics and is a five-time All-Star who now plays for Houston.
July 4, 1986 |
Thomas Spells bit off more than he could chew in a fight at work last year, but he contended that self-defense made him do it. Yesterday, Spells, 43, a supervisor at Concord Products Inc. in Camden, received a year's probation for biting off the ear lobe of one of his employees during a fracas at the office-partition company July 9. Testimony during the two-day jury trial in Camden before Superior Court Judge Donald Palese differed on...
June 24, 1998 |
Shannon Swope is a mixed-up 19-year-old mother who left her newborn daughter in an abandoned Frankford house last year to die. But the baby was discovered alive, hours after the Jan. 4 birth, and Swope was arrested for attempted murder. She wound up under psychiatric care and later pleaded guilty. Yesterday, Common Pleas Judge Carolyn E. Temin gave Swope, formerly of Unity Street near Lieper, a new lease on life. Temin placed her on seven years' probation and ordered her to undergo mental health and counseling sessions while living at the New Directions For Women center on Germantown Avenue.
April 13, 2001 |
A 30-year-old man was sentenced to two years probation for igniting a Roman candle during a 1999 Halloween Rave party that burned a city Licenses and Inspections commissioner. Common Pleas Judge Albert J. Snite Jr. yesterday sentenced an apologetic Stanley Tworek, 30, of Dawson Street near Terrace, fined him $1,000 and ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service. Tworek was found guilty of recklessly endangering others, but was acquitted of the more serious charges of causing a riot and aggravated assault.
August 6, 1992 |
University of Pennsylvania professor Robert Hartwell yesterday was placed on six months' probation for calling 911 and allegedly threatening to kill Mayor Rendell in April. Municipal Judge Lydia Y. Kirkland ordered Hartwell into the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition program on the recommendation of Assistant District Attorney Stacey Buccilli. Under the pretrial program, if Hartwell stays out of trouble, his arrest record will be expunged. He was not required to enter a plea to charges of making terroristic threats.
February 2, 1999 |
Edward Jones says he was just the bag man. He told police he did not know the bag contained the battered and slain body of his girlfriend's 6-year-old foster child, Jacqueline Veney. Jones, 33, told police that after his live-in girlfriend, Lisa Price, 35, asked him to carry a duffel bag out to a car last Sept. 21, he followed orders and drove her to a bridge over the Schuylkill. There, he said, Price asked him to carry the bag "to a ledge," and get back into the car and wait.
May 30, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - A New Jersey man who conspired with his brother to violate federal elections laws has been sentenced to two years of probation. Benedetto Bigica, 46, of Elmwood Park, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Newark. He had pleaded guilty in January to conspiring to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act. Prosecutors said Bigica and his brother, Joseph Bigica, of Franklin Lakes, conspired to make more than $21,000 in illegal contributions to the campaign committee of a federal candidate.
February 9, 2005 |
A high school football coach who accepted $150,000 from an Alabama booster to steer his standout football player to the Crimson Tide was sentenced yesterday to two years on supervised probation and 500 hours of community service. Lynn Lang also was fined $2,500 after pleading guilty to conspiring to get defensive lineman Albert Means to sign with Alabama in 2000. He could have faced 30 to 37 months in federal prison and fines of up to $60,000. Lang, a former head coach at Trezevant High in Memphis, said he took the money from businessman Logan Young to make sure Means went to Alabama.
March 18, 1993 |
Upper Bucks County resident William Rhodes Hannon was sentenced to two years' probation this week for showering a trespasser's car with shotgun pellets. Police charged Hannon, of Pullen Station Road in Quakertown, with propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct for the January 1992 shooting. Hannon, 39, pleaded guilty to the charges, but he explained to Bucks County Judge Isaac S. Garb the circumstances surrounding the incident.
June 19, 1998 |
The prosecutor wanted to leave no stone unturned at the sentencing hearing for the owner of the now-defunct McCrystal Memorials. So Assistant DA Denis Cohen asked some of Edward McCrystal's former customers to shovel some dirt on him for cheating about 60 people out of a total of $46,000 for undelivered gravestones and inscriptions. Yesterday, after Common Pleas Judge Ricardo C. Jackson heard from several grieving victims, he placed McCrystal on seven years probation and ordered immediate restitution.