No jail time: Four accused of stealing information from Fiberdyne accept plea deals

May 7, 2013 Full story: WKTV 68

The four men accused of stealing information from Fiberdyne Laboratory in the Town of Frankfort, to use for a different fiber optic testing company called Transworld Fiber optic in Herkimer, agreed to plea deals Tuesday that include no jail time.

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perry mason

Herkimer, NY

#21 May 8, 2013
Let's see what is playing here. Carpenter's wife works for Polus. Brennan owes his sole to George who is the ringleader of the boys. A bad case with bogus charges were leveled to aid Polus/Fiberdyn. They get off with a hand slap and all will disappear in 6 months if they keep their noses clean. All this amounted to was a screwing of the taxpayers while the DA's office tried to get a piece of flesh. What a joke. let's see if the IDA will help this new company get a foothold. We know small business drives Herkimer County..not. The boys club drives Herkimer County into the ground.
hey

Springfield, MA

#22 May 8, 2013
The facts remain wrote:
You take a plea when you ARE guilty!!
Or you take a plea when it will cost less than a trial, and when you're offered a misdemeanor charge that will completely go away... They are not guilty, this was an intimidation tactic against a better business man. They all have conditional release, meaning they stay out of trouble for said period of time and it all goes away!
If you only KNEW

Meriden, CT

#23 May 8, 2013
They are guilty and they know it too!
Weed Whacker

Syracuse, NY

#24 May 8, 2013
harriet wrote:
People are clueless...do you have any idea just how corrupt Peter Polus and family are?? Do you have any idea how they used their money to buy of the DA and get him to agree to try and take down a legitimate business? Do you have any idea that Fiberdyne's CFO was the campaign headquarters for DA Carpenters election and that Carpenters wife works for Fiberdyne?? Do you realize YOUR tax dollars paid for the waste of justice to try and take down innocent people? Wake up!
Excellent post, Harriet. This was all cooked up by Polus and Carpenter. Once again, our inept DA doesn't understand the law and is in this to through his weight around. He's not going to make it Heir Apparent status to George Aney's power brokerage at this rate. Polus was also a major contributor to Carpenter's DA raise. This all stinks.
wrong

New York, NY

#25 May 8, 2013
hey wrote:
<quoted text>
Or you take a plea when it will cost less than a trial, and when you're offered a misdemeanor charge that will completely go away... They are not guilty, this was an intimidation tactic against a better business man. They all have conditional release, meaning they stay out of trouble for said period of time and it all goes away!
conditional release is not the same as a conditional discharge. These convictions are permanent and just don't go away.
wrong again

Liverpool, NY

#26 May 8, 2013
wrong wrote:
<quoted text>
conditional release is not the same as a conditional discharge. These convictions are permanent and just don't go away.
expunged and eradicated in one year... Ron is a honest man and would give you the shirt off his back.....
Naughty Naughty

New York, NY

#27 May 8, 2013
Weed Whacker wrote:
<quoted text>
Excellent post, Harriet. This was all cooked up by Polus and Carpenter. Once again, our inept DA doesn't understand the law and is in this to through his weight around. He's not going to make it Heir Apparent status to George Aney's power brokerage at this rate. Polus was also a major contributor to Carpenter's DA raise. This all stinks.
This is not even a slap on the wrist; perhaps a disapproving wave of the finger.
Petty larceny or parking in a fire lane equate to about the same penalties these guys got. Polus may want to consider his support for DA next time. With friends and Prosecuters who plea to this degree how does this benefit him, his business or the public at large?
Weed Whacker

Syracuse, NY

#28 May 8, 2013
Naughty Naughty wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not even a slap on the wrist; perhaps a disapproving wave of the finger.
Petty larceny or parking in a fire lane equate to about the same penalties these guys got. Polus may want to consider his support for DA next time. With friends and Prosecuters who plea to this degree how does this benefit him, his business or the public at large?
Jeff went to the "Let's Plea Bargain This Case" school of law. He ALWAYS overcharges then pleas down. Now that is a great DA.(not)
hey douche

Liverpool, NY

#29 May 8, 2013
they brought in a special prosecuter for the case, get ur head out ur arse
Who cares

Rome, NY

#30 May 8, 2013
This case went to the Grand Jury.
They pleaded the case just before trial.
Only the guilty take plea deals.
Good job, get your dollars ready for a high dollar civil trial that will tie you up for years.
Guilty guys, give it up.
Wilson

New York, NY

#31 May 8, 2013
hey douche wrote:
they brought in a special prosecuter for the case, get ur head out ur arse
yup - Jeff recused himself after he had all the dirty work done to try and keep his Hands clean
wrong again again

New York, NY

#32 May 8, 2013
wrong again wrote:
<quoted text>expunged and eradicated in one year... Ron is a honest man and would give you the shirt off his back.....
Nope, you still have it wrong. They received a conditional release not a conditional discharge. The conviction stands no matter what, not expunged.
yup

New York, NY

#33 May 8, 2013
Who cares wrote:
This case went to the Grand Jury.
They pleaded the case just before trial.
Only the guilty take plea deals.
Good job, get your dollars ready for a high dollar civil trial that will tie you up for years.
Guilty guys, give it up.
That's the fact.
tool

Salem, NY

#34 May 8, 2013
wrong wrote:
<quoted text>
If the DA was about to be embarassed then none of the defendants would have taken plea deals. Hmmm.
It wasn't a deal, it was a joke. It's the DA saying; "I HAVE NOTHING". Did you heard the radio show this morn???
tool

Salem, NY

#35 May 8, 2013
wrong wrote:
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except none of the charges they plead guilty to were traffic tickets. All the charges were criminal charges.
Its more like someone pressured the DA to cave, yet again.
Bullshht. It's a joke.

I'll take 100 of these charges over 1 DWI.
foolish remains

Salem, NY

#36 May 8, 2013
The facts remain wrote:
You take a plea when you ARE guilty!!
Bullshht. OJ did it and got off.
If you didn't do it you can get the chair.

Ask yourself, after two years of investigating, all the taxpayer money spent...why make a plea offer? Think dumb fk.
hey

Utica, NY

#37 May 8, 2013
wrong wrote:
<quoted text>conditional release is not the same as a conditional discharge. These convictions are permanent and just don't go away.
And who are they going to have to declare a misdemeanor to? For a misdemeanor you pay a fine, then you move on with your life. A dwi fine is more than this... That doesn't at all clue you into how ridiculous and uncalled for the charges were? It costs less than a trial, taking a plea does not at all mean admitting guilt. It means you are smart enough not to spend your life savings in such a ridiculous manner!
hey

Utica, NY

#38 May 8, 2013
tool wrote:
<quoted text>Bullshht. It's a joke.

I'll take 100 of these charges over 1 DWI.
Absolutely! Sometimes you have to be smarter than the legal system. The legal system is not about justice, and only a fool would believe that! This was revenge give your competitors a horrible name by blasting them in the news... Well played, too bad it didn't go to trial and expose all of the wrong doings of fiberdyne... This is an old family matter that dates back more than 20 years.
foolish

Salem, NY

#39 May 8, 2013
Naughty Naughty wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not even a slap on the wrist; perhaps a disapproving wave of the finger.
Petty larceny or parking in a fire lane equate to about the same penalties these guys got. Polus may want to consider his support for DA next time. With friends and Prosecuters who plea to this degree how does this benefit him, his business or the public at large?
They needed a smoking gun. There wasn't one. They needed to find where money was exchanged. They found none because there was none.

Polus loves the DA'S office, they press this case, hurt Polus's competition, injuried reputations and they charged it to the taxpayers. All this without finding a single incriminating bank statement.
yup

New York, NY

#40 May 8, 2013
foolish remains wrote:
<quoted text>
Bullshht. OJ did it and got off.
If you didn't do it you can get the chair.
Ask yourself, after two years of investigating, all the taxpayer money spent...why make a plea offer? Think dumb fk.
OJ never took a plea and they could never prove he did it either.

There wasn't 2 years of investigating, it was about 6 months. besides, the theories about political corruption and the DA's office are completely discredited since the NYSP investigated this and they are not under the jurisdiction of our local clown DA.

They plead guilty because they are guilty.

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