David Chislton, 42, Was Just Telle He Would Spend 47 Years in Prison For Arson and Domestic Violence Charges
David Chislton, 42, had just been informed by Judge Nancy Margaret Russo that he would spend 47 years in prison for pistol whipping his girlfriend and setting her apartment complex afire.
At the sentencing hearing, defendant David J. Burk struck attorney Aaron Brockler in the face while handcuffed. Video from a Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s deputy’s body camera shows him turning and taking aim at Brockler, who stands to his left.
Early Life and Education
In February, 42-year-old David Chislton was found not guilty of an attack on his attorney that was captured on video. If found guilty, Chislton could have spent nearly 50 years behind bars for arson and domestic violence offenses.
A body camera captured by a Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s deputy shows the defendant turning and sucker-punching his attorney, sending him sprawling. It was an unfortunate incident and reminder that lawyers are still human. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Mike Gallagher expressed concerns about courtroom safety after witnessing the altercation.
A shocking moment of violence ensued when Ohio man Richard Chislton, wearing an orange jumpsuit and holding his hands cuffed together, turned and struck Aaron Brockler who stood to his left with both hands bound together.
He then hit him hard, knocking him to the ground and leaving him with a broken nose and concussion. Video from a sheriff’s deputy’s body camera captures evidence of this attack.
Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s deputy Raymond Moran reported to WJW it was a “heinously violent” attack. He noted Chislton had his hands in front of him rather than behind him when confronted.
Achievement and Honors
David Chilton, originally from Kitchener, Ontario, has achieved great success as both a best-selling author and financial expert. He’s also made appearances on TV show Dragon’s Den and is an in-demand speaker.
He published his debut book, The Wealthy Barber in 1989 and it went on to sell over two million copies in Canada. Since then, he has authored multiple other works of fiction.
In February, Chilton sucker-punched his attorney in courtroom. This attack was caught on camera by a Cuyahoga County sheriff’s deputy’s body camera.
Chilton is a Canadian investor and author with an estimated net worth of $20 million. He’s best known for his appearances on Dragons’ Den, a reality television show where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges.
He is a motivational speaker who encourages his audiences to stay focused and achieve success by paying attention to the little things. He often makes appearances on television shows and conferences around the world.
On Tuesday, David Chislton was sentenced to 47 years in prison after admitting his guilt to assaulting his girlfriend and setting fire to her apartment complex in 2017. Additionally, he was charged with aggravated arson, domestic violence and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
David Chilton, a Canadian television personality, author and investor, is estimated to have an estimated net worth of $20 million. This fortune has been accrued through his appearances on the popular reality show “Dragon’s Den” as well as other ventures.
The 58-year-old author also owns a successful business venture selling GICs to savers, which contributed to his net worth. He began this venture in the late 1980s and saw it expand to around $3 billion today.
He is a bestselling author, having written several books including The Wealthy Barber which sold more than two million copies in Canada since its publication in 1989.