Pa. man wants prison over probation

October 20, 2008 8:38:37 AM PDT
A convicted drug dealer is headed back to jail after asking a federal judge in Scranton to be imprisoned rather than endure another year of supervision by federal probation officers. John Doncses, of Pen Argyl, served more than five years in prison for conspiring to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.

He has been on probation since January 2005 and is supposed to stay out of trouble. But he admitted in federal court Friday that he violated probation by pleading guilty to harassing a woman.

U.S. District Judge Richard Caputo didn't want to jail the 58-year-old Doncses. But, at Doncses' request, the judge agreed to imprison him for a month, starting Oct. 31.

Doncses says he just wants to get through the situation and then be free.

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Information from: The Scranton Times, http://thetimes-tribune.com/

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