Boone to serve 60 days in jail for violating probation

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk developer Ronnie Boone Sr. has to serve 60 days in jail for violating terms of his probation.

Judge Henry C. Morgan revoked Boone’s probation in a hearing Friday afternoon in Norfolk.

Boone pleaded guilty last year to bribing high-ranking City of Norfolk officials — including then-City Treasurer Anthony Burfoot — as well as defrauding two banks.

He was sentenced in March to one year of house arrest, with three months of probation.

Ronnie Boone (Photo courtesy: Western Tidewater Regional Jail)

Now, Boone will face one year of electronic monitoring when he completes his 60 day prison stint, and will then serve an additional three years probation.

A concerned citizen reported they saw Boone driving a car earlier this summer– which violated one of the terms of that probation. Photos of the alleged incident were sent to a probation officer in July, according to court documents filed last month.

Court docs allege Ronnie Boone Sr. violated his probation

The documents show Boone initially denied the allegation, but admitted to it when confronted with the photos. Morgan said the reason he revoked the probation was because of Boone’s initial denial of the situation.

Boone apologized in court for making a “stupid error,” and asked for one more break.

Morgan told Boone, “I’m afraid you’ve used up all of your breaks.”