Joe Bruno on the Mob – NY City Detective Guilty of “Flaking” Escapes Jail Time.

 

All you have to do is cry in front of this judge, and he lets you walk scot free.

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            Ex- New York City police officer Jason Arbeeny, who pleaded guilty to “flaking,” or planting drugs on an innocent couple, was given a free “get out of jail card,” by Judge Gustin Reichbach because Reichbach fell for Arbeeny’s crying jag, hook, line and sinker. Reichbach could have sentenced Arbeeny to seven years in jail, instead he gave the crooked cop a proverbial slap on the wrist.

 

            On his final plea before sentencing, Arbeeny gave an Academy Award performance. “I can’t look at myself in the mirror anymore. I can’t kiss my children without feeling dirty,” said with tears falling down his cheeks. “Please sir, I’m begging you, don’t send me to jail.”

 

            Just before his soliloquy to the judge,  Arbeeny turned to his two victims Yvelisse DeLeon and Juan Figueroa and basically begged them to tell the judge to go easy on him.

 

            “That day in January, my oath went out the window, my pride went out the window, my ability to look myself in the mirror went out the window,” Arbeeny said. “I’m sorry you didn’t meet the person I am. I’m sorry for everything that happened that day. I’m begging you, please tell the judge not to send me to jail.”

 

Before Arbeeny’s performance, the judge seemed inclined to throw the book at Arbeeny, which he should have. Reichbach said he was “shocked by the casualness of the way Arbeeny and his cohorts framed innocent people, and he called Arbeeny’s crimes “a reprehensible abuse of trust and authority.”

 

Yet when it was time to lower the boom on Arbeeny, the judge came off like a ice cream cone melting in the hot summer sun. The judge said, “I came into court this morning determined that the nature of the crime required some jail time. I frankly didn’t expect the defendant at the 11th hour to be making these claims.”

 

Then after conferring with lawyers, the judge gave the crooked cop five years’ probation and 300 hours of community service. The judge also said each hour Arbeeny spends speaking to cops or police recruits about his misdeeds will count as two hours.

 

            What a deal! And what a disgrace.  Must be the new math the judge is studying.

 

There are very few things worse than crooked cops, who are given the sacred responsibility to uphold the law, not break the law themselves. But unfortunately, there has been an epidemic of bad cops in New York City recently. Besides flaking, NY City cops have been accused of everything from gun-running to working for the mob. Those cases have not come to trial yet, but when they do, and if those cops either plead guilty, or are found guilty by a jury, I hope the judge has enough guts to do the right thing and put them away for a very long time.

 

From this day forward, because  of his ineffective and insufficient  ruling on ex-cop Jason Arbeeny, Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach will always be known to me as “Judge Mr. Softee.”

 

What a wimp.

You can read the article below at:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ex-cop-jason-arbeeny-cries-judge-probation-judge-gustin-reichbach-4-years-article-1.1016083

 

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/crooked_ex_cop_dodges_jail_by_weeping_IMS9k45lvUtvJAQWLzXWTI

 

 

Crooked ex-cop dodges jail with sob story

By WILLIAM J. GORTA

Now that’s a sob story.

A corrupt ex-cop wept his way out of a jail sentence today after he begged his victims and a Brooklyn judge for mercy as he cried bitter tears of remorse.

Jason Arbeeny faced several years in prison for planting drugs on a couple in 2007 and Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach was so taken by his abject pleas that he reversed course and sentenced the disgraced officer to probation.

“I can’t look at myself in the mirror anymore. I can’t kiss my children without feeling dirty,” Arbeeny said. “Please sir, I’m begging you, don’t send me to jail.”

Reichbach, who said he was shocked by the casualness of the way Arbeeny and his cohorts framed innocent people, called Arbeeny’s crimes “a reprehensible abuse of trust and authority.”

“I came into court this morning determined that the nature of the crime required some jail time,” the jurist said. “I frankly didn’t expect the defendant at the 11th hour to be making these claims.”

After a huddle with lawyers, Reichbach gave Arbeeny, who lost his job, pension and soon his house, five years probation and 300 hours of community service.

He said Arbeeny could get two hours credit for every hour he spoke to police recruits and narcotics cops about his fall from grace.

Before turning his tears to Reichbach, Arbeeny pleaded with his victims, Yvelisse DeLeon and Juan Figueroa, to intercede on his behalf.

“That day in January, my oath went out the window, my pride went out the window, my ability to look myself in the mirror went out the window,” Arbeeny said.

He told them that his 6-year-old son wants to take his own life and that the child is now in therapy.

“”I’m sorry you didn’t meet the person I am. I’m sorry for everything that happened that day,” Arbeeny said. “I’m begging you, please tell the judge not to send me to jail.”

Outside court, Figueroa said he thought Arbeeny should have gone upstate, but was mindful of the cop’s predicament.

“It was touching and he lost everything,” Figueroa said.

Deleon was less forgiving.

Asked if she was OK with Arbeeny’s escape from custody, she replied, “Not really, but it is what it is.”

Ex-cop Jason Arbeeny cries for judge, gets probation; Judge Gustin Reichbach could have given him 4 years

Judge moved by cop’s courtroom plea for mercy; officer planted drugs on innocents

He cried — and the judge cut him loose.

A disgraced NYPD detective convicted of planting drugs on an innocent couple was looking at jail time when he walked into court on Thursday.

He walked out with probation after blubbering that he was ashamed of himself and pleading for mercy.

“I can’t look at myself in the mirror anymore,” Jason Arbeeny told Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach.

“Sir, I am begging you, please don’t send me to jail.”

In a bench trial, Reichbach found Arbeeny guilty of “flaking” — framing two people by planting crack in their car during a 2007 bust.

Arbeeny, who was on the force for 14 years, tearfully apologized to his victims.

“My oath went down the window, my pride went out the window,” he said.

Reichbach admitted the weepy mea culpa got to him.

“I came into court this morning determined that the nature of this crime requires some jail time,” he said.

“I frankly didn’t expect the defendant, at the 11th hour, to be making these claims.”

He then sentenced him to five years’ probation and 300 hours of community service. He said each hour Arbeeny spends speaking to cops or police recruits about his misdeeds will count as two.

The ex-cop technically faced a maximum of four years in prison, though sources said he was never likely to get that much.

He was one of eight officers indicted in a Brooklyn South Narcotics scandal. His trial revealed the seamy side of narcotics policing, including cops getting sexual favors from junkies in exchange for drugs and making false arrests to meet quotas and rake in overtime.

Reichbach called Arbeeny’s conduct “not only reprehensible abuse of trust and authority but the corruption of the entire criminal justice system.”

But he was swayed by pleas from the defendant, his wife and lawyer, who talked about how he had lost his job, his pension and his health.

Arbeeny even mentioned that his young son is in therapy after threatening suicide.

Defense lawyer Michael Elbaz blamed the “enormous pressure” to meet arrest quotas.

The victims, Yvelisse DeLeon and Juan Figueroa, had asked Reichbach to send Arbeeny to prison and they seemed

ambivalent about the probation.

Asked if it was a just sentence, DeLeon said, “Not really.”

Figueroa said Arbeeny’s plea was “touching.”

“He lost everything,” he said.

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