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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 16, 2003

Man sent to prison for violating probation

By Mike Gordon
Advertiser Staff Writer

Shane Santos, the man on probation for stealing money from two youth football teams more than three years ago, was sent to prison this week for violating the terms of his probation.

An angry Circuit Judge Wilfred Watanabe, who had originally sentenced Santos in May 2001, chastised him Wednesday. "I stuck my neck out for you the first time, and I am not going to do it again," the judge said.

Santos had been given five years probation but Watanabe changed that to a five-year prison term, said Jim Fulton, spokesman for the Honolulu prosecutor's office.

Santos did not serve any of his 500 hours of community service, twice violated a protective order filed against him by his girlfriend, did not get substance abuse treatment, did not get a job and changed his address, Fulton said.

"He violated virtually every condition of his probation," he said.

Santos stole money raised for two Manoa Pop Warner football teams. He pleaded no contest in April 2000 to six counts of second-degree theft and attempted theft.

He was accused of stealing about $8,000 raised through the sale of kalua pig tickets for the football teams' trip to Las Vegas, and $2,250 intended for travel expenses. His son played for one of the teams.

Santos used the money to take his family to Las Vegas.

Deputy prosecutor Alfred Brunn Jr. today said the prison time is "long overdue."

Correction: Shane Santos was ordered back to prison for violating his probation. A headline with a previous version of this story mischaracterized his status.