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Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Posted on: January 20, 2012 2:56 pm
 

By Jeff Borzello

Zach Tomaselli, the third accuser in the Bernie Fine case, has admitted he falsified emails that he sent to the Syracuse Post-Standard and The Daily Orange.

Tomaselli also plans to ask Syracuse police to end its child molestation investigation of Fine. However, he maintains that Fine did molest him.

“But he did do it,” Tomaselli told the Daily Orange. “I’m not lying.”

Tomaselli said he doctored emails in order to garner more support for his accusations, and so more news outlets would report on them. He also said he did it to “counterattack” comments from Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick.

According to the Post Standard, Syracuse police used information from Tomaselli to obtain a search warrant for Fine’s house on November 25.

Tomaselli is expected to be sentenced to prison in February for sexually abusing a teenage boy. He also said he would drop the civil suit he filed against Fine.

He is the second accuser to recant at least part of his story. Last week, Floyd VanHooser said he lied in accusations and that Fine never abused him as a child. VanHooser was the fourth accuser in the Fine case.

Fine was an assistant coach at Syracuse for 36 years before being fired on November 27.

Comments

Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 10:59 am
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

I just spent over half an hour reading these posts, it seems most think Fine is not guilty (me too) and those with this position have stated facts and reasons for thinking so. Those who think he is guilty keep harping on one theme, "the facts show he is guilty" yet the facts show no such thing, nothing but a couple meth heads simply saying so and a taped phone conversation with his wife. The taped phone call is bad but no slam dunk against the man. Simply put, the FACTS do not (yet?) prove anything but Bernie Fine is innocent (so far).Those who call for Boeheims resignation (fewer and fewer now) do so either to simply get a rise out of people or because they are ignorant of the facts (such as Gregg Doyle, I find his position and continued stance on that position truly ignorant)



Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 10:37 am
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Its really hard to believe a guy who said he isn't lying right after he admitted he lied. The worst part is that if this whole thing falls apart and Fine is cleared he still will have the stigma that he will never get rid of. Just ask the 3 lacrosse players from Duke.



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 10:31 am
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

RinTinTim1, it's "sad, truly sad" that your score comes down?  You care that much about your score on a CBS thread?
Not really and you would have known that if you had taken the time to read my comment within its context as I was responding to/agreeing with another post.

My condolences my friend, you need to get a life.
Says the fool who so ignorantly took the time to respond.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 10:19 am
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

This is just as bad as the crime. Lying takes away from the ones that are being abused and are afraid to reach out. You can't just lie about something like this. They may have ruined this man's life. I hope they're prosecuted to the fullest.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 8:59 am
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

On "It's Always Sunny in Syracuse" this week, Charlie gets ...



Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 8:33 am
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

I would think and hope that Fine would be able to sue these people into oblivion in civil court if they made up allegations of sexual abuse.

The whole case was about money. Fine has money the accusers do not. What can Fine do to them? You can't get blood out of a turnip.
There is no evidence of child abuse. Fine is clearly gay. Half the people following the case will be digusted by Fine's orientation and point to child abuse even though it is clear there was none. The other half can not stand what they believe is a terrible injustice, for the defamation of Fine, based on his orientation. But you know what, there is nothing Fine or anyone else can do about it. 



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 2:31 am
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Boeheim's head needs to be on a platter for this. To save his job he is convincing people to lie about their supposed lies. The things a man will do for fame. -------------- Jetsfan10 - you cannot possibly be that stupid.. Were you dropped in your head? Are you that jealous of Syracuse's success that you would say something that moronic?



Since: Apr 20, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 2:05 am
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

TO DAVE PA 84

COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE. I FOUND OUT DURING THE OJ TRIAL THAT THERE IS A LAW IN CALIFORNIA THAT STATES IF YOU LIE ON THE WITNESS STAND, AND YOU ARE FOUND OUT TO BE LYING, YOU ARE SUBJECT TO THE SAME PENALTY THAT THE ACCUSED IS FACING. IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU TESTIFY AND COMMIT PURJURY IN A MURDER CASE YOU ARE SUBJECT TO THE SENTENCE THE MURDERER WOULD HAVE GOTTEN BECAUSE OF YOUR TESTIMONY. 



Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 11:34 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

And if anyone asks, the reason Tomaselli is saying, "But he did do it. I'm not lying." is that he is a convicted felon. And if he were convicted of perjury or filing a false police report, it would impact his eventual probation hearing.

He's lying some more. But he can't admit it this time. Or he'll spend even more time with his new friends in prison. Who will treat Tomaselli the child molestor very tenderly, I'm sure.



Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 11:17 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

And where does Mr Fine go, Mr Doyel & fellow jackals, to get his reputation back?


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