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Ghoulish CT Trooper Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Dying Crash Victim

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posted on Jul, 17 2014 @ 10:46 AM
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Excerpted from an article published today at NY Daily News:


Prosecutors said Huntsman lifted $3,700 in cash and a $5,000 gold chain from crash victim John Scalesse and later lied to supervisors and the dead man's family about having the loot.

Huntsman rejected two plea bargains before agreeing to plead guilty to third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence.
He was set to be sentenced one day before Scalesse's 52nd birthday, the Post said.
Scalesse, 49, was fatally injured when his motorcycle crashed into a construction truck on a road in Fairfield at around midnight on Sept. 22, 2012.

Huntsman, a 19-year vet, was the first cop on the scene.

As medics loaded the unconscious man into an ambulance, a fireman noticed a large bulge in his pocket, cut his pants open, and found an inch-thick wad of cash, authorities said.

Scalesse, who ran a masonry company, had spent the day eating and drinking at the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy, and friends later told cops they saw him paying tabs with billfold filled with 100s.

Huntsman, who was at the back of the ambulance with another trooper, volunteered to take the cash "as evidence," according to the affidavit posted on CTPost.com.


Huntsman went to the home of the victim's parents and dropped off his identification, a gun permit and phone but no jewelry and no cash. If the father hadn't known his son frequently carried a large sum of cash and hadn't been persistent, this criminal cop would have gotten away with it. The father contacted authorities about the missing property which triggered a review of the dash cam which had fortunately captured the trooper saying to the fireman, "I'll take it as evidence."

The article also says that at some point during the investigation, Huntsman checked himself into rehab for an addiction to pain pills. Interestingly, the cash was found weeks later, under the car's front seat. The last line from the article is the real clincher:


He left court smiling Wednesday, and refused to comment

edit on 2014-7-17 by theantediluvian because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 17 2014 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Absolute scum. Protected classes are a direct threat to what is left of the US.

Self defense is punishable by death from LEO's. Ironically, juries widely support self defense. No room for error there.



posted on Jul, 17 2014 @ 10:57 AM
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To serve and protect...
Us, not you silly.
Thugs with badges.



posted on Jul, 17 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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Millions of cops in this country take their jobs seriously. This kind of idiot doesn't represent the majority.



posted on Jul, 17 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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One more of CT's finest.

That state has to be number 1 for corrupt and vile cops.



posted on Jul, 17 2014 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71
The fact that he got off so lightly is almost as big a disgrace as his crime!



posted on Jul, 17 2014 @ 06:50 PM
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Guess if it had been a plane crash he could've looted many more of the dead.How was such a piece of human filth ever be given a badge and a gun?

Like Rick Moranis sarcastically said to some crooked cops in"Streets of Fire"...
"Glad there's some integrity left on the force"



posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 01:38 AM
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well thats a low low act....protect and serve...pffft ...law enforcement will be needing a new slogan with behavior like this....

at least he is being punished for the miserable act.....i hate thieves so to me this is disgraceful coming from a member of society whos job is to uphold the law....



posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 03:42 AM
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a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

My house is pretty solid apart from the termites eating at the foundation hey, so I should just accept it, no?



posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
Millions of cops in this country take their jobs seriously. This kind of idiot doesn't represent the majority.


Maybe not. But he does represent a disturbingly fast growing trend among public servants as a whole. And unless the "good guys" curb that trend. There won't be any good guys for much longer.



posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 07:04 PM
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They just had a local news story here about a county deputy that was caught stealing cash from a crime scene.

You hear stories all the time about local officials getting caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

Corruption is systemic at all levels of government here in the States.






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