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Capobianco’s Aunt Sentenced in Maui Prison Contraband Case

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Susan Capobianco, the aunt of convicted murderer Steven Capobianco, was sentenced to 18 months in jail and four years of probation on Tuesday.

Susan Capobianco

Susan Capobianco, was indicted for an incident that occurred on February 19th, in which she was caught trying to pass contraband to her nephew, inmate Stephen Capobianco, who she was visiting at the Maui Community Correctional Center.

The item, wrapped in black tape, was recovered by correctional officers during visitation hours at the facility.

The sentence, handed down by Maui Judge Joseph Cardoza, also includes a list of 15 conditions imposed by the court.  She also received credit for time already served.


Special conditions include the following:

1) Follow all reasonable instructions issued by the probation officer.
2) Not own or possess any firearms or ammunition. Any firearms or ammunition must immediately be turned in to the police department.
3) Work full time or attend educational/vocational training as approved by the probation officer throughout the period of probation.
4) Provide buccal swab samples and print or hand impression as required by the collecting agency’s rules and regulations, and/or provide blood specimens as required by the collecting agency’s rules and regulations for law enforcement identification analysis.
5) Pay a monetary assessment of $500 or the actual cost of the DNA analysis, whichever is less, to the DNA registry special fund.
6) Pay the Crime Victim Compensation fee/Probation Services fee/DNA assessment at the rate of at least $50 per month, beginning within 30 days of release from incarceration. Restitution shall be payable first. Other payments shall be applied in the same order as they are listed in this paragraph. Any modifications in the manner of payment must be approved by the Court. The court finds and concludes that the defendant can comply with the payment schedule.
7) As determined by the probation officer, participate in and complete service plan(s) in relation to Level of Service Inventory – Revised and other assessment results on emotional/personal issues, attitudes/orientation, low self control, drugs and/or alcohol dependence, companions and family/marital relationships.
8) Not possess, use, or consume any alcohol, unprescribed or illegal drug, including medical marijuana unless specifically authorized to use medical marijuana by written order of the Court, nor possess any drug related paraphernalia or be in the presence of anyone using any illegal drugs/medical marijuana/alcohol/drug-related paraphernalia.
9) Submit to urinalysis and other alcohol/drug testing protocol, at own expense as directed by the probation officer. Any positive finding(s), a failure to provide a valid sample within two hours, the use of a tampering device or a specimen determined to be adulterated or inconsistent with human urine by laboratory testing may be considered prima facie evidence of probation violation.
10) Submit to drug/alcohol assessment at own expense as directed by the probation officer. If deemed necessary, obtain and maintain substance abuse treatment as directed by or at the discretion of your probation officer until clinically discharged with the concurrence of your probation officer. You shall be responsible for payment for such treatment.
11) Reimburse the Judiciary for any assessment and/or treatment paid by the Judiciary as determined by Adult Client Services. Payment to be made to the Clerk of the Court.
12) Submit at reasonable times to a search of person, residence, vehicle, or other sites and property under your control by any probation officer, with or without a warrant, based on reasonable suspicion that illicit substance(s) or other contraband (which may include firearms and/or ammunition; and/or inappropriate materials as clinically defined by your therapist), may be in the place(s) of a search. Any illicit substance(s) or contraband found or observed in such a search may be seized.
13) Sign a Waiver of Extradition.
14) As directed by your probation officer, obtain and maintain mental health treatment until clinically discharged or other services, including medication and/or tests as required by your treating mental health professional. You shall be responsible for payment of such treatment.
15) Not contact or attempt to contact, directly or indirectly, with Steve Capobianco, without the prior knowledge and authorization of your probation officer.


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