Suspect at center of Nassau PD scandal pleads guilty

MINEOLA - The teen at the root of the alleged Nassau cop cover-up case pleaded guilty today.

Zachary Parker was accused of stealing more than $10,000 worth of computers and electronic equipment from JFK High School in Bellmore.

Parker could have faced 2 and 1/3 to seven years in prison, but instead cut a deal and pleaded guilty to burglary and criminal possession of stolen property charges.

Parker will be sentenced on May 18 and faces five years probation. Under the youthful offender statute, the charges will not be on his criminal record.

Former second Deputy Commissioner William Flanagan, former Deputy Chief of Patrol John Hunter and retired Detective Sgt. Alan Sharpe are charged with conspiring to prevent the arrest of Parker. The officers resigned shortly before their arrests. All three officers have pleaded not guilty. Parker is also due back in court for two separate, unrelated cases. He was charged with drug possession and driving under the influence in one, and marijuana possession in the other, officials say.

Suspect at center of Nassau PD scandal appears in court3 ex-Nassau PD officials plead not guilty to criminal charges

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