Former prosecutor Stephen Lopresti will keep his law license after jurors acquitted him of fixing tickets. Lopresti was charged with felony DWI after a 2006 accident in the Bronx. Despite the testimony of two corrupt officers, the jury found Lopresti not guilty.
Lopresti is a former Bronx assistant district attorney. He has been convicted of three prior DWI charges. As a felony, this would have led to the loss of his license.
Officers Julia Goris and Harrington Marshall testified that they fixed traffic tickets.
Goris arrested Lopresti and Marshall administered his Breathalyzer test.
This is the second loss for the prosecutors. This is a case where the jury disliked the corrupt officers so intensely that they would not rely on their testimony to convict a third party.
Source: NY Post