Susan Luzzaro 4:30 p.m., March 10
Man Who Sent Threats to Dumanis Released on Probation
Frankie Corleone, the man who threatened district attorney Bonnie Dumanis as well as other law enforcement officials after being convicted of stalking his ex-girlfriend, signed a deal he couldn't refuse. Today, as reported by the Los Angeles Times, a federal judge sentenced Corleone to five years' probation, in addition to the 17 months served, after the 41-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of sending threatening letters by mail.
The issue dates back to 2007, when Corleone, then Frank Sorechetti (he changed his name while in prison) received five years for stalking his ex-girlfriend. As he sat in prison, Corleone sent letters to Dumanis and other law enforcement officials. In 2010, after being released, Corleone was back in court. A superior court judge later acquitted him; however, Dumanis continued to pursue the case by convincing federal U.S. attorney Laura Duffy of taking it to court.