Embattled former NY officer wins lottery
By Larry Celona and Andy Geller
NEW YORK — A former deputy police inspector booted from the department amid sensational allegations of robbing a drug dealer has seen his luck change — netting $1 million in a lottery scratch-off game.
"It's poetic justice," Sindone told The Post last night.
In September 2002, Sindone was booted from the NYPD after being convicted at a departmental trial of robbing a drug dealer of $60,000 in 1996.
Six months earlier, Sindone was acquitted on similar charges in federal court. He denies robbing the dealer.
Sindone said he is seeking a new departmental trial with an independent arbitrator.
"I want to fight to get my pension and my reputation back," Sindone said. "I did a lot of good things while I was a cop, and I want that back."
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