Solari was found guilty of assaulting an arrestee in the borough police station. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Suspended Little Silver police officer Steven Solari was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in a case in which he was alleged to have attacked a handcuffed man in the borough police station.
Solari, 40, also was ordered to forfeit his $91,000-a-year job and any future prospect for public employment under the sentence handed down by Superior Court Judge Francis J. Vernoia, the Asbury Park Press reports.
Suspended Little Silver police officer Steven Solari was guilty of six counts, but not guilty of aggravated assault on a arrestee at the borough police station almost four years ago, NJ.com reported Thursday afternoon.
From the report:
A jury found Little Silver police officer Steven Solari, accused of punching a handcuffed man in 2009, guilty on four counts of official misconduct, one count of simple assault and one count of hindering his own apprehension on Thursday.
The jury found him not guilty on two counts of aggravated assault, one count of tampering with a witness and one count of obstructing the administration of the law.
A Red Bank dentist and his office-manager wife were acquitted earlier this week of all charges in a Medicaid fraud case, the Asbury Park Press reports.
After a four-week trial, a jury in state Superior Court in Freehold found dentist Marc Weber not guilty of all four counts that remained against him following an 11-count indictment a year ago, the Press reports. Weber’s wife, Jennifer Barbers, was acquitted on all five counts left against her.
Weber’s Broad Street dental practice, Weber Dental Associates, was also acquitted of all charges, which included health care claims fraud. Barbers alone faced charges of identity theft and theft by deception.