So far, none of the defendants who have been sentenced for their roles in the Department of Corrections contraband conspiracy case will do time.
“I am not a bad person, I just made the wrong decision,” stated Ronald Meno, the man who bribed former DOC head of internal affairs Jeff Limo into smuggling contraband into the Department of Corrections.
He was handed a suspended sentence of three years incarceration, which means he will not spend any time in jail. The Attorney General’s Office pointed out in court that Meno accepted a deal pleading guilty to two counts of giving bribes as a 3rd-degree felony.
The AG noted that Meno was one of the defendants to take a deal early on in the case and that his cooperation with the government led to subsequent deals being taking by other defendants in the case.
While the offense calls for maximum incarceration of five years for each count, the government requested no jail time, asking instead for Meno to be placed on probation.
The government stated that their request was in light of other defendants in the case who have been sentenced and the AG not wanting to “scapegoat Meno” who they say only played an intermediary role as the “go-between” in the case.
Meno has been placed on three years probation and has already completed all conditions of treatment.