Wilson Must Find Real Money to Pay Off Fine
Wilson was fined a total of four thousand dollars for both counts, but the penalty was reduced by two hundred and fifty dollars each due of the length of time during which the matter languished in the judicial process.
Christelle Wilson, Attorney for Aaron Wilson
“He discounted the fine because, as I mentioned, the delay and there is case law which gives him that authority, which was what he did.”
“Two things here: I understand that he is still trying to get that money together, one. And, secondly, he was being warned sternly with regards to comments he has also made in the media after the decision was made last week. As his attorney can you speak to us on that briefly?”
“Well as any attorney, I always advise my clients to be careful what they disclose, especially to the media, whether it be the virtual media or print and I had spoken to him prior to his interviews and the judge has warned him a while ago, not to be, don’t be giving these interviews where he’s alluding to things that had happened in the past, or whatever situation that brought him here. You know, it’s okay for us to speak about the legalities that happened in this case, for example, the sentencing that took place today and he could have waited for sentencing to speak just about that, the sentencing. But I think he got that stern warning and he understands what the judge is telling him and it’s just a cautionary, you know, tale to him, be careful because you don’t want to be later filed with defamation suits or anything if people come after you. So it’s just for him to be careful moving forward and not being in the media telling them anything that they don’t need to know at this point. And in relation to his financial matters, yes he’s getting the money together because he has to pay, like I said, that first portion today or he will be taken up in custody. So him and his family, they’re just trying to get that together to pay to the cashier when they open at one p.m.”
Aaron Wilson has until June ninth to cover the remainder of his payment.