WOODBURY - ? Three former high-ranking Nassau County officials are looking to clear their names after being accused of a cover-up scheme.

The former officials are accused of helping the son of an influential businessman avoid burglary charges.

Former Second Deputy Commissioner William Flanagan, former Deputy Chief of Patrol John Hunter and retired Detective Sgt. Alan Sharpe were indicted on charges of corruption and official misconduct.

The officials now say that Bellmore school officials did not want to press charges against Zachary Parker. Parker pleaded guilty to burglarizing a Bellmore school in 2009 and being in possession of stolen property.

The defense attorneys for the officials say they have the emails proving it.

The ex-officers are now asking a Nassau judge to dismiss the charges.

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