New Ipswich man gets jail time for parole violations

NEW IPSWICH — A New Ipswich man will be serving a three-month sentence for multiple parole violations, after being convicted in a Cheshire County Superior Court for writing bad checks in 2012.

Edward DiBattista, 57, of New Ipswich was found guilty by a Cheshire County Superior Court jury in June 2010 for issuing a bad check in the amount of $2,397. At that time, he was sentenced to six month in the House of Corrections, and placed on probation for two years after his release. As part of his probation agreement, he was to report to his probation officer as agreed, and remain arrest-free.

According to court documents, however, DiBattista was arrested by Bennington police on March 23, 2012, and charged again with issuing bad checks.

DiBattista did not report to his arrest to his probation officer, as required. He also failed to notify the probation officer when he was placed on probation in the state of Massachusetts. Moreover, he failed to consistently make the $250 per month payment towards agreed upon restitution fees, and did not meet with his probation officer in July, August and September, according to court documents.

DiBattista was sentenced on Feb. 28 to three months in the House of Corrections for violating his probation. He was credited with 35 days of confinement for time spent in the House of Corrections prior to his trial.

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