"Super" Dell Schanze to be Sentenced

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Salt Lake County Jail - Mug Shot of Dell SchanzeDell 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
Pronunciation: ‘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.

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