Dell Shanze, owner of the now defunct Totally Awesome Computers, was sentenced in court today.
The charges stem from a charge of lying to police (which he was found guilty by a jury earlier this year) surrounding the events that transpired when he (admittedly) sped through a Draper neighborhood and was chaseed down by angry residents. Shanze, being threatened with a large rock, pulled a firearm from his pocket and held it by his side — or so goes Dell’s story.
When questioned by police, Shanze denied “brandishing” a firearm.
Webster.com Definition: bran·dish
Function: transitive verb
1 : to shake or wave (as a weapon) menacingly
2 : to exhibit in an ostentatious or aggressive manner
A jury of his peers thought otherwise and found him guilty of lying to police, not guilty of using a firearm in a fight, and Schanze pled guilty to speeding — the charge that spawned all the problems.
According to the Associated Press:
WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A judge on Wednesday sentenced Dell Schanze to probation for a year on his May conviction on charges of lying to officers about a confrontation with neighbors.
Schanze will also have to pay about $550 in fines and could face 180 days in jail and $1,850 in additional fines if he breaks probation.
Judge Royal Hansen also ordered Schanze to attend a course that teaches people how to make appropriate decisions. …
Dell also has a page in Wikipedia that’s worth a read.