The first of a trio of people behind a GoFundMe scandal has been sentenced

A homeless veteran has been sentenced to five years' probation for conspiring with a New Jersey couple to scam GoFundMe donors.
2:27 | 04/13/19

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Anybody received F five years probation he will immediately answer a long term inpatient drug treatment facility. And undergo drug testing. And he must testify against his co defendant CB doesn't meet those requirements. He will then be sentenced to five years in state prison. Larson has the sentencing today. The judge called a five year probation sentence affair and in the interest of justice. But prosecutors warned Bobbitt had Diaz it no room prayer. As he enters the special drug diversionary program pistol court sentences an opportunity from wrist about it. Not an absolution for his criminal behavior but it said not being as the judge asked if he had anything to say following the sentencing. The former homeless veteran is the first defendant sentenced him to go funding scheme that cut the nation's attention during the holidays. Bobbitt and his co defendants Kate McClure and mark Demeco are accused of concocting the story whereby McClure ran out of gas up of I 95 and Bob been. Gave up his last twenty bucks to get her gas they quickly raised more than 400000. Dollars on line. Action news be an investigative McClure end Demeco last year after receiving a tip. They're two or taking lavish trips buying expensive designer handbags and other items soon their alleged scheme would unwind. And charges filed. While it's undisputed Demeco McClure were the architects behind the pain for campaign on November 10 when he seventeen. Make no mistake about Bob knowingly purposely and willingly join in this conspiracy. To defraud. McCrory and Demeco have pleaded not guilty to the state charges but McClure am Bobbitt have both pleaded guilty to federal charges. There are scheduled to be sentenced federally later this year. Prosecutors say this team rocked the foundation for charitable donations online. It gets a fact is still not fully known. We hope he's successful and he we hope he doesn't violate any conditions a drug court to wind up in new Jersey state prison because that would be certain. But it is required to pay restitution well all of the donors have been refunded cope on me is still out more than 400000. Dollars. Who will pay what will be determined after the other cases are adjudicated. In Mount Holly shepherd Alley ABC news lives.

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