June 18, 2015 |
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.
May 28, 2015 |
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.
April 30, 2015 |
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.
April 28, 2015 |
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.
April 22, 2015 |
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.
April 9, 2015 |
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.
April 4, 2015 |
A former one-term Philadelphia state legislator and his sister were each sentenced to probation Thursday on their guilty pleas in a "ghost employee" scheme that paid her $1,700. Jose "J.P. " Miranda and Michelle Wilson apologized during separate sentencing hearings before Common Pleas Court Judge Edward C. Wright. Miranda, 29, was sentenced to five years' probation on his guilty plea to a felony count of conflict of interest and a misdemeanor charge of lying to a county grand jury.
April 3, 2015 |
FORMER STATE Rep. Jose P. "J.P. " Miranda was sentenced yesterday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court to five years' probation in a case in which he illegally funneled money to his sister, then lied about it before a grand jury. Miranda's sister, Michelle Wilson, was sentenced to two years' probation for lying before the grand jury. Wilson was barred from working for her brother because of state ethics rules on nepotism. But, Miranda, then a freshman state representative in 2013, wanted to hire his older, more-educated sister, who has a master's degree, because "the quality of the staff I had wasn't equipped" to carry out the work he envisioned doing, Miranda, 29, told Judge Edward Wright yesterday.
March 24, 2015
LAST Wednesday was Scott DiClaudio's lucky day. He won the political equivalent of the Mega Millions lottery. As one of 57 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to Common Pleas Court, DiClaudio picked the lowest number in the lottery held by state election officials to determine ballot position. He will appear in the No. 1 spot for that job in the May 19 primary, making him a virtual shoo-in to win one of the 12 seats in the court being filled this year. He might as well go get measured for a black robe.
March 1, 2015 |
Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston has been ordered to appear in court on March 31 for allegedly failing to meet the terms of a probationary program, according to a report. The Times Herald of Norristown reported Friday night that Pinkston, a senior forward, has been accused of failing to complete community service, pay fines and restitution, and report to probation officers by the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office. Officials want to revoke his enrollment in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, which is generally used for first-time offenders charged with nonviolent crimes.