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    Angry Widow Must Pay Man After Acquittal

    Maybe RSA can help me here, is an Appeals panel the judges themselves, or is it like a Grand Jury? Since when does a civil judgement hinge on a criminal case anyway, isn't this how the Goldman's get some measure of justice against OJ?

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    TRENTON, N.J. – Nearly 50 years after a police officer was slain, his widow has been ordered to repay $150,000 to the man acquitted of the murder.

    Elizabeth Bernoskie said she doesn't have the money. Her lawyer called Tuesday's court ruling “a cruel, torturous experience.”

    Charles Bernoskie, a police officer in Rahway, N.J., with six young children, was shot to death while on duty in 1958, but it wasn't until 1999 that anyone was charged in the case.

    Robert Zarinsky, in prison for the 1969 murder of a 17-year-old girl and a suspect in the slayings of other teenage girls, was linked to the Bernoskie killing by his sister, Judith Zarinsky Sapsa. She told authorities that when she was 16, Zarinsky and a cousin said they had killed a police officer during a botched robbery.

    The cousin, Theodore Schiffer, corroborated the sister's story, admitted a role in the killing and served three years in prison.

    Zarinsky, however, was acquitted. Jurors believed he did it but felt prosecutors didn't build a strong-enough case to prove it, the foreman said.


    Elizabeth Bernoskie sued Zarinsky for wrongful death and was awarded $9.5 million in 2003. Zarinsky posted his $150,000 mutual fund as a down payment.

    On Tuesday, a state appeals court panel ruled that Bernoskie's lawsuit shouldn't have been allowed because Zarinsky had been acquitted. The $150,000 must be returned, it said.

    Bernoskie gave the money to her children and can't afford to repay it, her lawyer said. Zarinsky can move to seize her assets, including her home.

    “I don't know what I am going to do,” Bernoskie said. Her lawyer called the ruling “diabolical.”
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    That piece of shit would end up in a back alley somewhere

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    That just show that some lawyers are nothing but shysters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianl6 View Post
    That just show that some lawyers are nothing but shysters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rob84 View Post
    That piece of shit would end up in a back alley somewhere
    +1 , I know a few guys that whould be willing to do it too!
    Just because your sign off after you're shift is done, doesn't mean that it's over and put blinders on. You're a cop 24/7 wether you like it or not. If thats something you can't handle, you should find a new line of work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Man View Post
    SOME?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    I stand corrected ALL lawyers are Shysters.
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