Tue. 5:24pm: Man shows up to court a year late

WARREN – A 42-year-old former local man who’s already been to prison nine times showed up today in court a year late after agreeing to do a 12-month sentence.

Instead, Anthony L. Hall’s sentence was doubled and a judge gave him two years behind bars.

And Judge Andrew Logan took issue with Hall’s mother representing him as a defense attorney since she didn’t have credentials to practice law in Ohio.

Logan said he would report the matter to Trumbull County’s Bar Association, which could lead to a possible grievance or sanctions against attorney Dorothea Hall of Pittsburgh.

Hall was being represented by the local Public Defender’s Office when he pleaded guilty Sept. 25, 2012, to charges of receiving stolen property, forgery and petty theft.

He admitted to stealing the credit card of a Trumbull County employee, stealing her identity and using the card to make purchases.

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