A man was sentenced to work as a translator (article)
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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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Jun 9, 2005

"Steel's attorney, John J. Kerrigan Jr., said his client, a construction worker, became fluent in Spanish while living in Mexico a few years ago.

Steel will serve as a translator for Bucks County Court and county housing and health agencies that come into contact with Spanish-speaking individuals, Kerrigan said."

Bucks man's sentence: Serve as language translator

The Morning Call

The Bucks County man who pleaded guilty to growing marijuana plants on property in Springfield Township owned by a former police chief has been sentenced to a work-release term that will require him to perform community service as a Spanish translator for Bucks County.

Ryan Steel, 26, of Upper Makefield Township, was sentenced to a work-release term that will span a minimum of one day less than a year to a maximum of one day less than two years.

Bucks County Judge Rea B. Boylan handed down the sentence last week.

Steel will serve the term at the county's Men's Community Corrections Center, the minimum-security work-release facility in Doylestown Township.

Read more in Wednesday's Morning Call.

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Elías Sauza  Identity Verified
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A good start Jun 9, 2005

At least he had a good sentence to start with.:)

Saludos, Au!

Elías


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Thierry LOTTE  Identity Verified
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All of us are sentenced to work as translators... Jun 9, 2005

... and now, we have one more competitor working for cheap prices.

Thanks to you Judge Rea B. Boylan...

I think I am going to start to grow some "grefa" on my terrace in Barcelona : seems more profitable than translation biz...


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aldazabal
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Hmm, talking about creative qualifications... Jun 10, 2005

If

a) growing pot
b) working as a construction worker in Mexico

qualifies you to work as an interpreter

maybe serving a 20-year sentence in Idaho qualifies you as a prison judge.

Cheers.


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Rick Henry  Identity Verified
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There had to be a reason for this particular sentence. Jun 11, 2005

aldazabal wrote:

If

a) growing pot
b) working as a construction worker in Mexico

qualifies you to work as an interpreter

maybe serving a 20-year sentence in Idaho qualifies you as a prison judge.

Cheers.

I'll play devil's advocate here and offer up that the judge probably knew something the rest of us don't.

If this works out, the kid gets a new career, albeit it at the taxpayers' expense. Hopefully there will be some education and training. And if he's going to function as a state translator, he'll evetually need to get certified.

On the other hand, if it turns out he can't (or simply won't) perform acceptably as a translator, I wonder what happens to his sentence?

My guess is that the judge saw some sort of interest in translating from the boy. If that's the case, good for him for at least pointing him in the right direction.

R.
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