Jobs' home burglar receives seven-year sentence Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jan 18, 2013 at 10:28 am
Kariem McFarlin, the man who burglarized the home of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was sentenced to seven years in state prison by a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge, according to the deputy district attorney in charge of the case.
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Posted by stretch, a resident of another community, on Jan 18, 2013 at 10:49 am
It said that he HAD been homeless - in the past. He made a nice little living by driving to Palo Alto and ripping people off, apparently. Does this mean he will have to get a job to make restitution? What a novel idea!
Posted by stretch, a resident of another community, on Jan 18, 2013 at 11:01 am
Cynthia - do you actually think that this guy only robbed the Jobs home to get all that loot? He's obviously a serial burglar and could be responsible for "many, many" of the other robberies in Palo Alto! Plus, doesn't sound like he'll be spending anything close to 7 years in prison.
Posted by mpcyclist, a resident of another community, on Jan 18, 2013 at 11:31 am
Just goes to show. You've got to think BIG! It's not that he doesn't deserve what he got but what about the guys who ripped off the whole country and, except for the bail-outs at taxpayer expense, would have caused the economy to collapse? They have not been prosecuted or even charged. They are still free and collecting huge bonuses and benefits. Mr. McFarlin will also benefit at taxpayer expense ($50,000 per year) by getting free room and board, clothing, medical, recreational facilities, etc. but at least he won't be burglarizing anyone soon. As for the ones who thought big ... well, they've only gotten bigger and are still ripping us off. Go figure.
Posted by daniel, a resident of the Embarcadero Oaks/Leland neighborhood, on Jan 19, 2013 at 6:10 am
I'm glad this guy is in jail, but the fact that not even one high financier, who through astonishingly unethical, reckless and scandalous speculations created a meltdown of our financial markets, a near depression and enormous suffering for so many, while they were bailed out by the very same people they hurt so much and are now richer than ever, went to jail. As much as I oppose the death penalty, I would actually support now the death penalty for high finance chicanery.