- Associated Press - Monday, February 24, 2014

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - The third and final suburban New York police official accused of pulling strings to help the son of a wealthy department benefactor has been sentenced.

The Nassau County district attorney’s office says 54-year-old Alan Sharpe pleaded guilty Monday to official misconduct. The former detective sergeant was sentenced to 150 hours of community service, a $1,000 fine and two years’ probation.

Sharpe, former Nassau County police chief John Hunter and former deputy police commissioner William Flanagan were accused of preventing the arrest of a teenager whose father was a police benefactor.

Flanagan was convicted of official misconduct and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and community service. Hunter pleaded guilty to official misconduct and conspiracy charges and was sentenced to three years’ probation and 500 hours of community service.

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