Youngstown man ordered to pay thousands in restitution - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Youngstown man ordered to pay thousands in restitution

Posted: Updated:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -  A Youngstown man complied with a Mahoning County judge's order to pay the court more than $10,750 dollars in restitution Thursday and was sentenced to one year probation in return.

David Venerose, 42, pleaded guilty to lying under oath to the probate court in a hearing regarding the elderly abuse case of Geraldine Burke. The elderly woman is now deceased.

Prosecutors recommended probation for Venerose if he made a $10,750 restitution payment to Burke's estate at or before his sentencing. Venerose has also agreed to stay current on restitution payments to the elderly woman's estate.

The case involved the guardianship of the Alzheimer's patient and the mishandling of more than $67,000. Authorities say the elderly woman opened a joint account with Venerose where the majority of the money was hers. A lot of the money that was part of the woman's nest egg was spent.

Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Lou D'Apolitio warned Venerose that if he got in trouble again, or did not live up to his committment, he could be put in jail or even receive prison time.

Venerose apologized to the court during his sentencing.

"I'm totally embarrassed by the situation," he said. "I've never been in trouble before. Again, I'm really sorry."

Venerose also pleaded guilty to passing bad rent checks totaling more than $8,500 dollars to his landlord for a bar he once owned. That case is now expected to be handled through a civil proceeding.

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • AP-NORC Poll: For many online Americans, Facebook is a habit

    AP-NORC Poll: For many online Americans, Facebook is a habit

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-04-25 21:13:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Jan. 13, 2016, file photo, Icons for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are displayed on a window in New York. A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research says 12 perc...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Jan. 13, 2016, file photo, Icons for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are displayed on a window in New York. A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research says 12 perc...
    Nearly half of Americans who use the internet say they use Facebook at least several times a day, with Facebook-owned Instagram coming in No. 2 among social media sites.More >>
    Nearly half of Americans who use the internet say they use Facebook at least several times a day, with Facebook-owned Instagram coming in No. 2 among social media sites.More >>
  • AP-NORC poll: Privacy debacle prompts social-media changes

    AP-NORC poll: Privacy debacle prompts social-media changes

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-04-25 21:13:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this March 26, 2018, file photo, a man poses for photos in front of a computer showing Facebook ad preferences pages in San Francisco. If you’ve made changes to how you use social media since Facebook’s Cambridge A...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this March 26, 2018, file photo, a man poses for photos in front of a computer showing Facebook ad preferences pages in San Francisco. If you’ve made changes to how you use social media since Facebook’s Cambridge A...
    AP-NORC poll: Facebook's privacy debacle prompts social-media cutbacks.More >>
    AP-NORC poll: Facebook's privacy debacle prompts social-media cutbacks.More >>
  • Correction: Waffle House Shooting-Gunman story

    Correction: Waffle House Shooting-Gunman story

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:19:38 GMT
    (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP). In this Monday, April 23, 2018 photo, Travis Reinking, suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant, is escorted into the Hill Detention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, ...(Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP). In this Monday, April 23, 2018 photo, Travis Reinking, suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant, is escorted into the Hill Detention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, ...
    Waffle House gunman's erratic behavior began years before Tennessee restaurant attack.More >>
    Waffle House gunman's erratic behavior began years before Tennessee restaurant attack.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms