YOUNGSTOWN — A judge sentenced David J. Venerose Jr., 42, of Sheridan Road, to one year of probation after he pleaded guilty to one count of passing bad rent checks for his former Boardman bar and one count of perjury for lying under oath concerning an elderly woman he was caring for, who has since died.
Judge Lou A. D’Apolito of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court imposed the sentence on the felony charges today.
The bad checks charge pertains to $8,600 in rent payments to the landlord for the Iron Shamrock bar, 8414 Market St.
The perjury charge pertains to a lie Venerose told in a probate court guardianship hearing concerning Geraldine Burke and how her money was spent.
The prosecution recommended probation for Venerose if he made $10,750 in restitution to Burke’s estate at sentencing and thereafter remains current on payments toward a total of $67,560 in legal fees and restitution he was ordered by the probate court to make to the estate.
Through his lawyer, J. Gerald Ingram, Venerose delivered the $10,750 in restitution at the sentencing hearing.
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