Man involved in PD scandal to serve time for violating probation

The man at the center of the Nassau County police scandal is headed to prison.Zachary Parker, 21, was sentenced today to one to three years

MERRICK - The man at the center of the Nassau County police scandal is headed to prison.Zachary Parker, 21, was sentenced today to one to three years in prison for violating the terms of his probation. Parker crashed his car last month while driving with a revoked license. He was on probation for five years after pleading guilty to stealing computers from his high school back in 2009.Three former Nassau police officials are accused of trying to quash the burglary investigation because Parker's dad was a frequent donor to the police organization. The ex-officials were indicted by a grand jury in the case.Just before his sentencing, Parker told the judge, "I disappointed myself, I disappointed the court, I disappointed my family, and I deserve the punishment I receive." Parker's attorney is applying to get his client into a boot camp-style early release program for prisoners. If he completes it, he could be freed in six months.Parker is due back in court next week for sentencing in another case. He's expected to get two years in prison on DWI and drug possession charges.Prosecutors: 20-year-old in PD scandal violated probationSuspect at center of Nassau PD scandal sentenced to probation

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