BANGOR, Maine — A Michigan man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to a year and a day in federal prison on a marijuana charge.
Robert “Sunshine” or “Sunny” DiDomenico, 44, of Chelsea, Mich., bought large quantities of marijuana from Paul Corbin, 56, of St. David for more than a decade, from Jan. 1, 2000, to Jan. 28, 2011, for distribution in the Detroit, Mich., area, according to court documents.
DiDomenico pleaded guilty in January to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. One hundred kilograms equals 220 pounds.
In addition to prison time, U.S. District Judge John Woodcock sentenced DiDomenico to a year of supervised release after he completes his prison term. A sentence of more than 12 months allows DiDomenico to earn good time while incarcerated.
DiDomenico had been held without bail since January since entering his guilty plea. That time will count toward his sentence.
“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.