And the Scott family business continues.
September 16, 2013 at 8:27 p.m.
Wow, this young man Toomer was charged with a F-2 Burglary and pled down to a F-5 Breaking and Entering. He got two years probation (now known as community control) with CCA Day Reporting (joke) and obtain a GED. I wonder if his PO knows he has a warrant out of Boardman Court for Theft (issued 2-10-11). Mahoning County justice system needs an overhaul. Lenient sentencing perpetuates this criminal behavior.
February 19, 2011 at 9:06 a.m.
Barkett....isn't that Betras' brother in-law??? Wow, the Republican judge paying favors to the Dem Chair!
February 6, 2011 at 10:06 a.m.
I am not in favor of the Gains raises. I might feel differently if his prosecutors really deserved the money. I highly doubt most are deserving. He keeps saying he can't keep any good prosecutors due to salary issues. Maybe he should look at his piss poor leadership and see this is also contributing to their decision to leave his sorry office.
February 5, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
This was an agreement made by the illustrious Mahoning County Prosecutor's office at the time of sentencing. There is no doubt this dirt bag will be getting a wonderful Christmas gift with his early release from the joint. Yes it probably helps having Mr Ingram as an attorney and a mother who is a probation officer in Boardman Court! There is no justice for victim Andrew Culp and his family.
December 4, 2010 at 1:47 p.m.
Nom_De_Plume:I think we need to blame Judge Sweeney more than the prosecutor in this case. I guess Atty Zena somehow persuaded the dumb blond to go along with this ridiculous agreement. Sweeney is the person who IS responsible for this. Once again Mahoning County's liberal -defendant friendly judicial system at it's best.
November 19, 2010 at 10:33 p.m.
woolyd, I am no fan of Gains but he was not the Prosecutor in this case. Philomena was the prosecutor at the time. see below website for full clemency report.
November 16, 2010 at 10:19 p.m.
I understand the necessity of plea bargaining, However, the number of gun specs dismissed has got to stop. Also, why is it almost always that the criminal gets sentenced to the minimum sentence. Maybe the Vindy should check the stats and see exactly how many GUN specs are dismissed as part of plea bargaining.
November 14, 2010 at 8:25 a.m.