Otterson given house arrest

Robert Otterson, an ex-supervisor within the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Fleet Management, was sentenced to house arrest for six to 23 monthson Friday. In his team leader assignment for the entity’s auto-body shop at 11th and Reed streets, the 50-year-old, whom court records list as having a 19145 zip code, participated in a scam through which Ronald Galati Sr. and Jr., already sentenced for their involvement, obtained a contract to repair City vehicles though their space, American Collision & Auto Center at 1930 S. 20th St., lacked a required welder.

Otterson must also pay $120,000 in restitution and serve 24 years of probation, which will end once he finishes making payments.