A New Lenox, Illinois landscape contractor who pleaded guilty in March to ripping off his customers has still not complied with a court order to repay his victims. Michael K. Doman has worked for years as a landscape contractor in the Joliet, Illinois area. Recently, several of his customers accused him of taking their money and either not doing the work, doing a shoddy job or never finishing projects.
Doman pleaded guilty to a single count of felony theft, but instead of prison, he was given probation with the condition that he repay $70,000 to his customers. He was also prohibited from operating another landscaping business. Months later, Doman hadn’t returned any of the monies he agreed to and, as a result, he was back in court.
But instead of revoking Doman’s probation, the court instead ordered a pre-sentence investigation, which could take up to eight weeks to prepare and complete. In the meantime, Doman remains free, even though none of his victims have been repaid.