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$150 FINE LEVIED IN THEFT OF DA'S COFFEE FUND

The so-called coffee caper in the Erie County district attorney's office was reheated Friday as one of the two remaining defendants accepted a plea bargain and was fined $150.

Adrian Yarborough, 18, pleaded guilty before City Judge Joseph D. Figliola to two counts of non-criminal disorderly conduct. One of the charges stemmed from his part in the Aug. 21 theft of $64.69 from the coffee fund at the district attorney's office; the other was the result of urinating outside his Bardol Street home Sept. 9.

Figliola gave Yarborough until Feb. 15 to pay the fine.

Yarborough, who declined to comment, got in trouble last August while waiting to testify in court about being shot five times in November 1989 on the East Side.

He and two others were accused of stealing money from the district attorney's office coffee fund. The money was recovered.

Through a foul-up on the part of prosecutors, Yarborough was given an adjournment Sept. 5 in contemplation of dismissal of the case, only to have Figliola restore petit larceny counts last month at the request of prosecutors.

Public Defender Patrick M. Carney said Yarborough accepted the plea bargain because "he just didn't want to come back any more to court on this. He took the plea and got out of here."

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