Robbery defendant sent to prison first; Bank heist suspect violated probation.Byline: Gary V. Murray
WORCESTER - A Framingham man awaiting trial on charges of robbing two banks in Worcester and one in Westboro was sentenced to prison yesterday for violating his probation from a prior robbery conviction Noun 1. robbery conviction - conviction for robbery
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Richard E. Piper, 39, was indicted INDICTED, practice. When a man is accused by a bill of indictment preferred by a grand jury, he is said to be indicted. Sept. 21 by a Worcester County Worcester County is the name of several counties in the United States of America:
Mr. Piper, of 75 Hollis St., Framingham, was arrested Sept. 4 and ordered held on $1 million cash bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 12 in Worcester Superior Court on the armed robbery indictments.
Yesterday, he was sentenced to 3 to 5 years in state prison after admitting in Worcester Superior Court that he violated the terms of his probation from a 2005 robbery conviction in that court. Mr. Piper had been sentenced to 2 to 3 years in prison, with 5 years of probation, after pleading guilty March 7, 2005, to unarmed robbery, larceny larceny, in law, the unlawful taking and carrying away of the property of another, with intent to deprive the owner of its use or to appropriate it to the use of the perpetrator or of someone else. and larceny from a person - crimes that occurred in July 2004 in Bellingham, according to according to
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Probation Officer probation officer
1. An official usually attached to a juvenile court and charged with the care of juvenile delinquents.
2. An official charged with supervising convicts at large on suspended sentence or probation. Michael Lajoie told Judge Peter W. Agnes Jr. yesterday that he was requesting the revocation of Mr. Piper's probation, based on the new armed robbery charges lodged against him and the fact that he left a drug treatment program in Quincy without authorization. Mr. Piper had been ordered in 2005 to undergo a drug evaluation and treatment as a condition of his probation.
Mr. Piper admitted the violation yesterday and waived his right to a hearing. The 3- to 5-year sentence imposed by Judge Agnes was recommended by Mr. Lajoie and Mr. Piper's lawyer, Lynne S. Martin.