No jail in power
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ST. JOHNSBURY — An 18-year-old man who pleaded no contest to charges he took part in a vandalism spree that destroyed 136 glass insulators on a high-voltage power line in Concord never would have participated if he would have known how dangerous it was, his attorney said. Jordon Hamel, of Littleton, N.H., entered the plea last month in exchange for a three-year deferred sentence, community service and restitution.
If he abides by the terms of his sentence the conviction will be wiped from his record.
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