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A MAN on pa­role pleaded guilty in Ma­reeba Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day to breach­ing a com­mu­nity service order. He ap­peared on three sep­a­rate charges in­clud­ing pos­sess­ing dan­ger­ous drugs and breach­ing a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence order. Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Sergeant Matthew Mitchell told the court that Michael Peter Rubu was pre­vi­ously given 60 hours of com­mu­nity service due to other mat­ters.He at­tended on five oc­ca­sions ac­cu­mu­lat­ing 30 hours and failed to com­plete the full 60 hours. Rubu, 47, said he was un­able to at­tend due to ill­ness but failed to pro­vide a med­i­cal cer­tifi­cate. Mag­is­trate Tom Braes did not take into ac­count Rubu’s past crim­i­nal his­tory. He was given a total of four months jail to be ser­viced ac­cu­mu­la­tively with any other sen­tence and he will be el­i­gi­ble for pa­role on Jan­uary 3, 2018.

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