BANGOR, Maine — A Michigan man waived indictment Wednesday in U.S. District Court and pleaded guilty to marijuana charges.
Robert “Sunshine” or “Sunny” DiDomenico, 44, of Chelsea, Mich., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. One hundred kilograms equals 220 pounds.
U.S. District Judge John Woodcock ordered that DiDomenico be held without bail while awaiting sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.
By pleading guilty, DiDomenico admitted that for more than a decade, from January 1, 2000, to Jan. 28, 2011, he bought large quantities of marijuana from Paul Corbin, 55, of St. David for distribution in the Detroit, Mich., area.
“Corbin employed runners to deliver the marijuana to various customers like the defendant,” the prosecution version of events to which DiDomenico pleaded guilty said. “While living outside Detroit, Mich., the defendant received multi-pound deliveries from a Corbin runner. The defendant sold the marijuana to various customers in the Detroit area. The defendant would then pay Corbin’s runner cash which represented the proceeds from the marijuana sales.”
Corbin was sentenced in August to eight years in federal prison. He is housed at a medium security facility in Fort Dix, N.J., according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locater website.
DiDomenico faces a minimum sentence of five years in prison and up to 40 years in prison. He also could be ordered to pay a fine of up to $5 million.