NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More on Fossella's DWi guilty verdict

So we jumped the gun a little. Fossella has been found guilty of his DWI but his punishment has not been decided. There is yet another court date when the presiding judge will hand down her decision. Jail time, time served, a fine, etc. That is scheduled for December 8th. After that Fossella has the option of appealing to a jury case and wasting even more tax dollars trying to declare he is above the laws of average Americans.

The Advance today also has his only public statement;

"I'm grateful that this matter was presented in fuller detail before the court today and for the public to hear for the first time an honest and straightforward account of what happened that night instead of sensationalized media accounts.

"As I have said before, I made a serious mistake and I want to again apologize for setting the wrong example.

"I believe we live in nation of laws, that no one person is above the law and I look forward to the Judge's final determination in December.

"In the meantime, I will continue working hard for all the people of Staten Island and Brooklyn who are facing real tough times as our nation goes through this financial crisis.

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