Victims bilked by a family of former Central California contractors following the 2017 Tubbs Fire say they’re dissatisfied with the potential punishment the group could receive.
Salvador Chiaramonte and his wife Pamela, former owners of the shuttered Tulare-based Chiaramonte Construction & Plumbing, are scheduled to be sentenced July 14.
Salvador pleaded no contest on April 29 to 13 counts of diverting funds of at least $1,000 and one count of theft from an elder or dependent adult, according to court records. He could be sentenced to six years in prison, but half of that may be on post-release community supervision, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.
Chiaramonte’s wife, Pamela, pleaded no contest to one count of diversion of funds. According to court records, she could be sentenced to 60 days in a jail alternative program overseen by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
Reached Wednesday, Lynette Kronick said the contractors never finished rebuilding her two-story home on Lavender Lane in the Mark West neighborhood. She said the couple’s potential sentences hardly make up for the hardships she and other victims endured following the Tubbs Fire.
“They’re getting off very easily for all this disruption they caused to our lives,” said Kronick, was cheated out of $23,000 before firing the Chiaramontes in April 2019.
DA spokesman Brian Staebell said a judge will decide the Chiaramontes’ actual sentencing next month.