Ex-NYPD Official Gets 18 Months in Prison in Gun License Scandal - NBC New York

Ex-NYPD Official Gets 18 Months in Prison in Gun License Scandal

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    Corrupt NYC Cop Speaks Out in Bribery Scandal

    A corrupt cop embroiled in a gun-licensing scandal is speaking on camera for the first time. Sarah Wallace reports.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019)

    A judge has sentenced a former New York police official to 18 months in prison for failing to stop a bribery scheme that let President Donald Trump and other well-connected New Yorkers get gun permits fast.

    U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos sentenced Paul Dean on Thursday after the former lieutenant and onetime second-in-command of the licensing division told him rules were "thrown out the window" in return for bribes.

    Ramos rejected a request by Dean's lawyer that his client not serve any prison time.

    The judge said he didn't think Dean had fully accepted responsibility for his crime even after pleading guilty in April 2017.

    Retired NYPD Lieutenant, Cops and Ex-Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Allegedly Traded Fast Gun Permits for Booze, Strippers, Trips

    [NY] Retired NYPD Lieutenant, Cops and Ex-Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Allegedly Traded Fast Gun Permits for Booze, Strippers, Trips

    A retired NYPD lieutenant, two retired NYPD officers and a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney were arrested early Tuesday by FBI agents in an alleged scam by which police employees expedited gun permit requests in exchange for paid vacations, jewelry, catered parties, cash and strippers. Lori Bordonaro reports.

    (Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

    Dean alleged in pre-sentence papers that those who received special treatment included Trump and celebrities. He did not suggest Trump or others did anything wrong or were aware of any bribes.

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