- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - A suburban New York man who admitted stealing a police chief’s gun belt and ammunition has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Christopher Loeb of Smithtown pleaded guilty in January to a weapon possession charge. He admitted breaking into a police-issued vehicle belonging to Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke.

Loeb had made allegations that Burke later assaulted him in a precinct interview room. But an FBI investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing by the chief.

According to Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/RvjvRi ), Loeb complained at his sentencing Friday that his rights had been violated.

Judge Martin Efman also gave Loeb an extra year for violating his probation from a previous conviction.

He ordered Loeb to undergo drug treatment. Loeb had testified that he had a $100-a-day heroin habit.


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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