Defendant ALAN SHARPE, a member of the Nassau County Police Department, was aDetective Sergeant assigned to the 7
Precinct Detective Squad. Defendant SHARPE wasalso designated the Deputy Commanding Officer of the 7
Precinct Detective Squad.
“The target’s father,” a person known to the Grand Jury and to the District Attorney’s
Office, was a Certified Public Accountant and a partner of a Manhattan-based accountingfirm who regularly hosted and paid for lunches and dinners for high-ranking members of law enforcement from Nassau County and other Agencies. Defendants HUNTER andFLANAGAN frequently attended these meals.
a person known to the Grand Jury and to the District Attorney’s Offic
e, was ahigh school senior at JFK High School in Bellmore, Nassau County, and began working asa civilian employee with the Nassau County Police Department Ambulance Unit on July29, 2008. Defendant HUNTER was instrumental in getting the target his job with thePolice Department. On or about May 19, 2009, an administrator from JFK High Schoolreported a theft of electronic equipment from JFK High School valued in excess of $10,000.00 to an officer from the 7
Precinct. In a signed, sworn deposition, theadministrator named the target as the person suspected of stealing the property and stated
that she wanted the target arrested. On May 21, 2009, the target’s friend
, upon learning
from the target’s father that the pro
perty had been stolen, returned certain items of stolenproperty
previously brought to the friend’s apartment by the target
to the Nassau CountyPolice Department.
On June 16, 2009, the target’s mother returned more of the stolen
property that she received from the target to an administrator with JFK High School.Some of the stolen property was never recovered or
returned. The target’s father hired an
attorney to represent the target in school administrative hearings stemming from the
target’s theft of e
lectronic equipment from JFK High School.Each defendant committed at least one of the following overt acts in furtherance of theconspiracy:1.
On or about May 21, 2009, defendant HUNTER, a Deputy Chief of Patrol, respondedto a referral to the Internal Affairs Unit which was made on or about May 20, 2009,by the Commanding Officer of the 7
Precinct Detective Squad, of a civilian
employee (“the target”) having been named as a suspect in a felony theft of property
from JFK High School. Defendant HUNTER, who was
not in this unit’s direct chain
of command, informed the Commanding Officer of the 7
Precinct Detective Squadthat the felony investigation would be handled by the 7
Precinct Detective Squadand not by the Internal Affairs Unit. At the time, the Internal Affairs Unit did notdirectly report to defendant HUNTER. Defendant HUNTER further requested thathe be kept informed of the status of the felony investigation.2.
On or about May 21, 2009, an unindicted co-conspirator met with the administratorfrom JFK High School who had reported the theft to the police to discuss the theft of the electronic equipment and explored the school
administrator’s willingness to
withdraw the criminal complaint. During the interview, the school administrator told