Charles Emor asked for a five-minute recess before telling U.S. District Judge James Robertson that he regretted buying dozens of computers stolen from a Gateway loading dock in Hampton, Va.
“I apologize to the community,” Emor said. “I knew better.”
Emor said he was hoping to avoid prison time for his role in the theft ring and pointed to his founding of the SunRise Academy, a publicly funded school that teaches up to 160 mentally and emotionally disturbed young men and boys from the public schools.
But Robertson was unmoved. He told Emor that his relationship with SunRise made his crime worse because he was putting himself out as a role model.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
SunRise Academy founder sentenced in theft case
Charles Emor, the founder of the SunRise Academy, was sentenced today for his role in a computer theft ring. Emor, whose school is funded by DCPS to teach mentally and emotionally disturbed student, will be heading to jail for a year for purchasing computers that were stolen from a Gateway loading dock in Virginia.