Feb. 2, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508 368-7236
or Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241
WORCESTER – Roger Lee, who had pleaded guilty last year to stealing $28,712 from the Ashburnham Westminster Youth Hockey Association, was sentenced today to three years in prison for not paying court-ordered restitution, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Mr. Lee, 52, a former treasurer and board member of the association, pleaded guilty to the thefts on May 15 in Worcester Superior Court. He paid $10,000 in restitution at that time, was placed on probation for five years and ordered to pay not less than $150 a month toward the balance owed the association.
He stipulated to a violation of probation in Superior Court today, admitting that he had not made any monthly payments and had been arrested and pleaded guilty on Nov. 30 to shoplifting, resisting arrest and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer.
Mr. Lee asked Judge Shannon Frison to put him back on probation, while Assistant District Attorney John A. O’Leary recommended that he be sentenced to 3 to 5 years in prison. Judge Frison imposed the sentence of three years to three years and a day and terminated Mr. Lee’s probation.