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Mickey Esposito Sentenced
Mickey Esposito begged for mercy before a judge handed down a 6 year prison sentence.
Esposito's wife Allison is also going to prison for 4 years.
Judge Steve Martin described the operation they ran with Allison Esposito's son Adam Fintak as "organized crime."
Fintak was sentenced to 2 years in prison a week prior.
All of them begged for mercy, said their lives were ruined and that their children and grandchildren would become homeless if they went to jail. The judge didn't buy it.
Mickey and Allison Esposito arrived in court Monday expecting they wouldn't go home. But they tried to convince the judge that they shouldn't go to jail.
Mrs. Esposito said the drugs were taken from the property room initially to help with her chronic back pain and not to sell on the street.
Investigators say Mickey Esposito, the property room supervisor, took methadone, oxycodone, marijuana and some jewelry from storage.
Mrs. Esposito shook visibly when the judge sentenced her to 4 years.
While Mickey Esposito argument that the drugs in question were set to be destroyed anyway and that they were no longer needed for evidence was true the judge did not agree with his request for leniency.
Sheriff Jim Neil has commented saying that the whole criminal process is threatened by acts like these and it undermines the integrity of the system.