Mark R. Madler
The son of the city’s vice mayor was sentenced this week to three
years probation for pleading guilty to a felony drug charge.
Kyle Vander Borght, 20, must also serve 200 hours of community
service for Caltrans getting rid of graffiti and pay a $200 fine.
Vander Borght and co-defen- dant Gregory Dominguez, of Simi
Valley, pleaded guilty in October to transportation of marijuana
stemming from an incident in May in which they were found with the
drug outside a toy store.
“You two are intelligent young men,” Los Angeles County Superior
Court Judge Shari Silver told the pair during the brief sentencing
hearing Wednesday in San Fernando Superior Court. “You need to comply
with everything I explained.”
The only time Vander Borght spoke during the hearing was answering
yes if he understood and accepted the terms explained by Silver. Vice
Mayor Jef Vander Borght, his father, was in the courtroom.
Burbank Police vice/narcotics unit arrested Vander Borght on May
13 in the parking lot of a Toys R Us in Porter Ranch following an
investigation that started in Burbank. Two baggies of marijuana were
Vander Borght went into a drug treatment program several days
after the arrest. Silver said she received a letter from the program
telling of Vander Borght’s progress.
Dominguez was also ordered to enter a treatment program.
“Anyone who pleads guilty should get into a program,” Silver said.
“If he doesn’t have a drug problem, then it should be easy.”
If the pair complies with all aspects of the order, they will be
eligible in 18 months to have the conviction expunged from their
record, Silver said.