The 20-year-old man who allegedly stole equipment from Kennedy High School, that resulted in misconduct charges against three Nassau County police officials, admitted to the theft on Friday, according to an article in Newsday.
Zachary Parker, of Merrick, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property in Nassau County court before Judge John Kase Newsday said.
According to Newsday, prosecutors said Parker stole $11,000 in electronic equipment from Kennedy High School in May 2009.
Three former top Nassau County Police officials were indicted by a grand jury on March 1 on charges that they conspired to and intentionally prevented the arrest of Parker whose father was a financial benefactor of the police.
Charged in the indictment were: Second Deputy Commissioner William Flanagan, Deputy Chief Inspector John Hunter and Detective Sergeant Alan Sharpe.
Parker's lawyer, Marc Gann, told Newsday that his client is remorseful for his actions.
"He's certainly distraught that the careers of these three individuals were affected by his conduct," Gann said Friday outside the courtroom. "There was never an expectation that anyone would do anything improper or illegal in trying to assist Zach Parker, and I don't think they did."