MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A retired Long Island cop has admitted he was having trysts with two women while on duty.
Michael Tedesco pleaded guilty in Nassau County Court on Monday to 75 counts of official misconduct.
The former Nassau officer was sentenced to 100 hours of community service. Tedesco, 45, also forfeited a $195,000 termination package and will pay about $3,700 in restitution for pay he received while spending time at the women’s homes.
Tedesco intentionally failed to update the police department on his whereabouts, prosecutors said. He was spending up to six hours at the women’s homes, according to authorities, who said GPS records proved his whereabouts. He also was accused of lingering at the homes during emergency calls.
Tedesco retired in 2012.
“This sentence is a win for Nassau County taxpayers who paid thousands of dollars in wages to a police officer who failed to serve the public he swore to protect,” Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said in a news release. “Instead of remaining at his post to respond to any emergency, this defendant deceived his fellow officers and the public in order to engage in personal relationships while on duty.”
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