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Ex-Mount Pleasant Police Chief Fanelli's Lawyer Requests No Prison Time

Former Mount Pleasant Police Chief Brian Fanelli exits the White Plains federal courthouse in 2014 after being arraigned on child pornography charges.
Former Mount Pleasant Police Chief Brian Fanelli exits the White Plains federal courthouse in 2014 after being arraigned on child pornography charges. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – The lawyer for former Mount Pleasant Police Chief Brian Fanelli has requested that he not receive time in prison when he is sentenced Tuesday on a child pornography charge, reports lohud.

Attorney Michael Burke wrote a letter to U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas in December stating that Fanelli had been receiving counseling and that prison time would interrupt what he calls “intensive psychosexual counseling,” according to lohud.

Fanelli, 56, was arrested in January 2014 -- two months after becoming police chief -- after federal agents raided his home and accused him of downloading and sharing more than 120 files containing pornographic images and video of children.

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