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Ex-Allegheny County Jail official doesn't owe restitution for crime

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 6:33 p.m.
 

A former Allegheny County Jail administrator doesn't owe restitution to a former inmate he repeatedly punched, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

James Donis, 50, of Shaler pleaded guilty in October to falsifying a report to cover up his attack on Gary W. Barbour, 31, after guards recaptured Barbour during an escape attempt.

U.S. District Judge Gustave Diamond in February sentenced Donis to eight months at a halfway house and five years of probation and said he would order restitution once prosecutors provided a figure.

Federal prosecutors on Monday filed a notice saying that because none of Barbour's medical bills is the result of Donis filing the false report, they don't appear to be covered by federal crime victim compensation laws. Barbour has a pending civil lawsuit against Donis and Allegheny County over his injuries.

 

 

 
 


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