12 Oct 2003 16:09:27
Snoozy
Behrman back to jail

CHESAPEAKE -- A judge found billiards promoter Barry S. Behrman guilty
Friday of violating probation a second time since his conviction last
year on illegal gambling charges.

Behrman was sentenced to six months in jail, but will receive credit
for the 72 days he has served since his arrest in July.

``Mr. Behrman abused the court,'' Circuit Judge Bruce H. Kushner said
during Friday's hearing. ``He took advantage of the court assisting
him in making a living. He thinks he can hustle the world.''

Last month, Kushner allowed Behrman to leave jail temporarily so that
he could preside over the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships at the
Chesapeake Conference Center. Behrman returned to jail the day after
the tournament ended.

Kushner said he was releasing the billiards promoter last month
because the tournament was the ``principal time of year when Mr.
Behrman can make a living.''

But the tournament took place during the week that Hurricane Isabel
swept through Hampton Roads. Behrman told Kushner on Friday that he
lost $50,000.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney D.J. Hansen told the judge that Behrman
had failed drug testing during the tournament.

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Snoozy


13 Oct 2003 01:29:54
Vader93490
Re: Behrman back to jail

>Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney D.J. Hansen told the judge that Behrman
>had failed drug testing during the tournament.

I just knew this would be the case.

But here's the question... is it going to be the traditional jail sentence this
time around or is it going to be more of this weekends-only crap sentence for
him?


13 Oct 2003 20:41:01
Bob Johnson
Re: Behrman back to jail

I would think it's becoming painfully obvious that Mr. Behrman needs a lot
of help, and simply putting him in jail isn't going to resolve his issues.
If he's required to serve jail time, he should also be placed in some kind
of mandatory rehab program.

--
Bob Johnson, Denver, Co.
[email protected]

"Vader93490" <[email protected] > wrote in message
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> >Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney D.J. Hansen told the judge that Behrman
> >had failed drug testing during the tournament.
>
> I just knew this would be the case.
>
> But here's the question... is it going to be the traditional jail sentence
this
> time around or is it going to be more of this weekends-only crap sentence
for
> him?