A Hamilton judge sentenced a cocaine dealer to almost three years in prison today (Monday) but he’s not behind bars yet.
Justice Andrew Goodman sentenced Robert Skojo to 33-months “in absentia,” something he called an unusual move.
Skojo’s lawyer, Adam Newman apologized, but couldn’t say where his client was, because he didn’t know.
Newman says when Skojo returns, he’ll be arrested and possibly charged with failing to make his Superior Court sentencing.
In May 2013, he was one of three charged with conspiring to traffic cocaine in a joint Hamilton police-RCMP investigation.
James Donnelly and Danyal Ikram were the co-accused. Donnelly, who was in court, was sentenced to two years less a day of house arrest.
Ikram was sentenced late last year to three years in prison.
At the time, police said the trio were key players in the city’s cocaine trade.