MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The man at the center of a police misconduct case in Nassau County was sentenced Friday morning.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

In March, Zachary Parker, 20, admitted to stealing equipment from his old high school.

He pleaded guilty to burglary for stealing $10,000 worth of computers and other equipment from John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore in 2009.

Today, he stood up in court, faced a judge, and apologized for his “childish actions.” He also said he has grown up since this experience began.

He was then sentenced to five years probation.

Parker was sentenced as a youthful offender, which means that once his probation is served, the crime will not be on his record. He was 18 at the time of the crime.

His case became big news because three high ranking Nassau County police authorities were accused of trying to cover up the crime because Parker’s father donated a lot of money to a police foundation.

Marc Gann, Parker’s attorney, said his client did not receive special treatment.

“Far from special treatment,” Gann told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall. “I think he’s been treated more harshly than he would have been.”

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