Jury: Chief guilty

Jury: Chief guilty

There are 12 comments on the Danville News story from Dec 3, 2013, titled Jury: Chief guilty. In it, Danville News reports that:

A Union County jury Tuesday found Donald "Larry" Zerbe guilty of theft by extortion, but cleared the suspended Hartleton police chief of two other third-degree felonies in a "fines-for-the-playground" scheme.

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Jared the Subway Guy

Selinsgrove, PA

#1 Dec 4, 2013
he definitely is guilty of buying too many hoagies.

“I just sharted my free lunch”

Since: Aug 13

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#2 Dec 4, 2013
Jared the Subway Guy wrote:
he definitely is guilty of buying too many hoagies.
His lawyer appears to be guilty of buying too many hoagies also.

Poor Hank Clarke, when will he ever realize you can't defend the indefensible? The best you can do for that type of client is try to get them a plea bargain. To go to trial is just bad lawyering.

I'm sure if the state offered Chief Zerbe some gift cards to the local McDonald's, he would have entered a guilty plea for a lesser charge.

This case could have been settled with a couple #1 Big Mac combos.

“I just sharted my free lunch”

Since: Aug 13

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#3 Dec 4, 2013
How much jail time for a third degree felony?

WAY TO GO HANKSTER!!!

“I just sharted my free lunch”

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#4 Dec 4, 2013
nevermind....

Third-degree. Not more than seven years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.
Pulling Back the Curtain

Milton, PA

#5 Dec 4, 2013
There's still the appeal process.
Jared the Subway Guy

Selinsgrove, PA

#6 Dec 4, 2013
he should appeal to Jenny Craig. does that park have a cafeteria?

“I just sharted my free lunch”

Since: Aug 13

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#7 Dec 5, 2013
Pulling Back the Curtain wrote:
There's still the appeal process.
What would be the reason for an appeal? Perhaps the Chief could claim he lawyer was incompetent?

No matter what, Zerbe will be doing some jail time. Maybe he can share a cell with Sandusky?
Mr T

Selinsgrove, PA

#8 Dec 5, 2013
Courthouse Smorgasbord wrote:
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What would be the reason for an appeal? Perhaps the Chief could claim he lawyer was incompetent?
No matter what, Zerbe will be doing some jail time. Maybe he can share a cell with Sandusky?
i pity the fool who has to share a cell with him. would there actually be enough room for him and someone else?
Alan Dershowitz

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Dec 5, 2013
I'm surprised my colleague Hank Clarke II didn't employ the Twinkie defense in this matter. Let's hope Attorney Clarke has better luck defending his father in the upcoming DUI case.

“I just sharted my free lunch”

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#10 Dec 6, 2013
Defending scum bags must be a tough business.... look at that cut on the attorney's forehead. Or did he bang his head on the glass shroud at the Hong Kong "All You Can Eat" Buffet? If so, look for a personal injury lawsuit.

http://wnep.com/2013/12/03/jury-deliberating-...

“I just sharted my free lunch”

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#11 Dec 6, 2013
Shocking how a lawyer either doesn't understand the laws of the Commonwealth or deliberately twists the facts to try and let a criminal walk. It's an ethical line that Clarke II obviously has chosen to cross on numerous occasions. The only other explanation is that he doesn't understand PA statues or chooses to ignore them.

Appeal? On what grounds?
Timberlake

Selinsgrove, PA

#12 Dec 6, 2013
Courthouse Smorgasbord wrote:
Shocking how a lawyer either doesn't understand the laws of the Commonwealth or deliberately twists the facts to try and let a criminal walk. It's an ethical line that Clarke II obviously has chosen to cross on numerous occasions. The only other explanation is that he doesn't understand PA statues or chooses to ignore them.
Appeal? On what grounds?
Appeal on Zerbe's sex appeal. the chief is bringing sexy back. maybe some twerking too.

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