MAHONING COUNTY Man gets probation in burglary
Three co-defendants have already pleaded guilty and been sentenced.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 36-year-old Poland Township man pleaded guilty to a burglary in Canfield some nine years ago.
Judge Robert Lisotto of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court placed Dennis Ross of Clingan Road on probation for five years.
The sentence, handed down Tuesday, will be concurrent with a six-month jail sentence Ross is scheduled to serve for unrelated charges in Beaver County, Pa., said his lawyer Jack R. Vaughn.
Ross was indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury in December 1999 on two counts of conspiracy to aggravated burglary. As part of a plea agreement with the state, one count was dismissed and the other was amended to complicity to theft, to which Ross pleaded guilty.
Ross' indictment says he helped Fred D. Reali Jr., William Krajcirik and John Georges commit the robbery in mid-December 1993.
Reali, 34, of Woodgate Drive, Austintown, also was indicted in December 1999 on charges similar to those against Ross. He pleaded guilty in 2001 to attempted burglary and his sentencing was deferred for one year.
Court records say if Reali complies with court-imposed conditions for one year, the charge against him will be dismissed. Those conditions include 200 hours of community service and paying a $1,000 fine.
Krajcirik, 34, of Mercedes Place, Canfield, pleaded guilty in April 2000 to charges of burglary and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. He was sentenced to four to 15 years in prison, but was released on shock probation in January 2001.
Georges, 34, of Lakewood, Colo., also was sentenced to four to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in January 2001 to burglary and robbery. He was released on shock probation in December 2001.