He didn’t pay for his crime, so now he’s going to do the time.
A Corona teenager who pleaded guilty earlier this year to making graffiti on public property will be spending the next 8 months behind bars after failing to complete his original sentence of 30 days’ community service, prosecutors announced on Friday.
Moise B. Vilorio, 19, of Corona entered a guilty plea on Feb. 29 to two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree bail jumping. He was given a conditional discharge and ordered to perform 30 days of community service.
Prosecutors said Vilorio scrawled tags in green marker onto an electrical box at the corner of 97th Street and 57th Avenue, and later onto benches in front of a location on 57th Avenue, on the morning of Oct. 16, 2015.
According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Vilorio’s own bail bondsman brought him back to court this week after learning that Vilorio failed to complete his community service. Queens Criminal Court Judge Peter Vallone Jr. subsequently ordered Vilorio to serve 8 months behind bars.
“New Yorkers are sick and tired of so-called graffiti artists and their ego-driven vandalism of public property, which is a blight on the urban landscape and costs taxpayers thousands of dollars to clean up,” Brown said on Friday. “Unfortunately for the defendant, he couldn’t read the writing on the wall and continued to thumb his nose at society and the justice system by failing to honor the mandated provisions of his sentencing. He has now learned the hard way how serious the consequences can be for breaking the law.”