The troubles aren’t over for Vincent Margera, formerly known as “Don Vito.” The uncle of Bam Margera, who was sentenced to 10 months probation in December after being found guilty, two months prior, of sexual assault on a child, pleaded guilty on Friday (January 18) in Colorado to violating his bond conditions by possessing cocaine, according to the Rocky Mountain News. He was sentenced to a two-year probation stint that will run concurrent with his sex-offender probation.
Margera had reportedly been charged with 12 counts of violating his bond conditions stemming from his cocaine use. But the charges were dismissed as part of his guilty plea, sparing him a mandatory prison sentence.
The Rocky Mountain News also reports that Margera — who was also ordered in December to give up his “Don Vito” character for 10 years — might have his probation supervision transferred to Pennsylvania, the state in which he lives, due to the new two-year probation sentence. He was also reportedly warned by Jefferson County District Judge M.J. Melendez to closely adhere to the conditions of his probation — if he doesn’t, he would be sent back to Colorado and go to prison.
The judge reportedly said he believed Margera got in trouble because of his now-retired character, and that cocaine was also responsible for his criminal behavior at the Colorado mall in August 2006. Margera inappropriately fondled or groped 12- and 14-year-old girls during separate incidents at a signing event at the Colorado Mills mall in Lakewood, Colorado. When Margera was sentenced by Menendez in December, he was also forced to register as a sex offender as part of the Intensive Supervision Probation program for a minimum of 10 years and up to life, as well as work on his substance-abuse problems and receive a mental-health evaluation.
According to the Rocky Mountain News, a defense lawyer for Margera said he had entered drug treatment in December 2006 and hadn’t relapsed since then. She said, “He’s doing well.”
Melendez said additional punishment or more probation were not necessary in the case, as “The felonies is plenty enough.”
In December, Menendez told Margera he would be allowed to travel home to Pennsylvania for seven days to celebrate the holidays and ordered that his ISP supervision be transferred to Pennsylvania if the Jefferson County probation department finds that the state has comparable programs. But Margera was told to remain in Colorado during the proceedings involving his violation of the conditions in his bond.