Cop’s Revenge Back-fires

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Ex-NY Trooper Admits Writing Fake Traffic Tickets
March 24, 2009

ticketback200White Plains, N.Y. (AP) — An ex-New York state trooper has admitted in court that he issued fake traffic tickets to a man he’d argued with.

Lester Hooper pleaded guilty Tuesday in White Plains court to one count of official misconduct. As part of the plea deal, he resigned from his job.

The 36-year-old will serve three years probation and pay $600 restitution to the Brooklyn man he targeted. He’d been on paid suspension since his July 1 arrest.

Hooper’s defense lawyer did not immediately return an after-hours message. He previously said the dispute involved contact between the ticketed man and Hooper’s wife.

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