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Two Butler County jury trials conclude, both resulting in guilty verdicts against separate Defendants
September 18, 2006

Press Release For Immediate Release September 15, 2006

(Hamilton, Ohio) Two Butler County jury trials concluded yesterday, both resulting in guilty verdicts against separate Defendants, Jonathon Anderson and Denis Bubolu.

Defendant Jonathon Anderson, a 39 year old, Hamilton man was found guilty of Burglary, a felony of the second degree and Theft, a felony of the fifth degree. On March 1, 2006, Anderson impersonated an air conditioning worker at the Walmart construction site on Main Street in order to gain access and steal several high-valued power tools at the worksite. The stolen items were traced to a local pawn shop, which led Hamilton Police to a co-defendant. Lawrence Lannucci, who was involved as an accomplice, previously plead guilty to Burglary, Theft and Receiving Stolen Property, and testified against Anderson. Lannucci is currently completing a term of incarceration at the Community Correction Center.

Defendant Anderson has priors which include, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and is currently serving 11 months in prison for a previous Theft conviction, along with an additional consecutive 6 months for a community control revocation on a 2005 non-support conviction. He faces an additional 9 years when he is sentence on October 20, 2006, before Common Pleas Judge Nastoff.

A Butler County jury also convicted Defendant Denis Bubolu, a 23 year old, Fairfield resident of Burglary, a felony of the second degree and Petty Theft, a first degree misdemeanor. These charges stem from an incident on November 27, 2005, when two residents of a Southgate Boulevard apartment came home in the early morning and discovered the defendant inside their apartment. Defendant fled with cash from the apartment, but nearby residents provided police with information leading to the defendant’s apprehension. Bubolu has a prior conviction of Obstructing Official Business. He faces up to 8 years when he is sentenced on October 26, 2006, before Common Pleas Judge Spaeth.

“It was a good day for the good guys and a bad day for the bad guys,” Prosecutor Piper stated. “It would be easier to get an honest job than do time for stealing other people’s property. Burglary is an extremely serious crime and their sentences will undoubtedly be severe. We don’t enjoy seeing people go to prison, but with crimes like these, and their past records, there isn’t any alternative,” Piper concluded.

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