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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 21, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:51 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Entity, I am just curious about that "acknowledged" part. You are speaking about the woman who slept with the underage boys correct?  Maybe that phone tap etc was used just to get her into the sack? It is a shame that there are people that would throw out these false allegations and basically ruin someone's life if not true. It also hurts the real victims when they do come forward. Lying about a crime like this is as bad (different level) as the crime itself. They should throw the book at these false accusers and if the guy did it, cut his nut$ off !!! 



Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:51 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Entity wrote:

"You guys need to study logical fallacies.  Just  because one guy..."

An Ad Hominem is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument. Typically, this fallacy involves two steps. First, an attack against the character of person making the claim, her circumstances, or her actions is made (or the character, circumstances, or actions of the person reporting the claim). Second, this attack is taken to be evidence against the claim or argument the person in question is making (or presenting). This type of "argument" has the following form:

  1. Person A makes claim X.
  2. Person B makes an attack on person A.
  3. Therefore A's claim is false.

The reason why an Ad Hominem (of any kind) is a fallacy is that the character, circumstances, or actions of a person do not (in most cases) have a bearing on the truth or falsity of the claim being made (or the quality of the argument being made).








Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:47 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Why bother. Neither accusor has a pot to piss in. What good would a judgment do? Unless he can develop a legal theory to hold a deep pocket defendant liable Fine's only gain will be another year or more of media attention.



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:45 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Fine is about to turn this around and file defimation suits against all of them. Word to the wise DON'T believe CRACKHEADS



Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:42 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

You guys need to study logical fallacies.  Just  because one guy recanted his story and another admitted to falsifying emails, does not mean Fine did not molest three of the men.  No, it does not mean he's guilty, either.  But stop using logical fallacies to defend a man when there's evidence he molested young boys.  And yes, Boeheim absolutely should have been fired for accusing potential molestation victims of lying and seeking money.  There is no evidence those particular men lied; on the contrary, a phone tap clearly shows that Fine's wife acknowledged the molestation.



Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:40 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

The only thing I know for certain is that JONVI has absolutely no idea whether Bernie Fine molested Tomaselli or not. 



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:40 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Lying about this stuff and destroying a guys reputation and livelihood should be a crime punishable by many, many years in jail. Punks.

Agreed!



Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:30 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

And we see Jim Boeheim was right again, yet we still hear cries for him to be fired, even Gregg Doyle posted as much the other day while he made mention of a wrong dateline of events and leaving out a few facts. Two liars down, two to go (we do know the second accuser had lied in earlier investigations) the ONLY damning evidence is that taped phone call with Fines wife. That whole thing is awful fishy to me, it was certainly worth taking the precautions SU did and the guy may very well be guilty, but again, when Boeheim spoke, it was BEFORE that tape came out! He recanted after more evidence came forward just as he should, so where's the problem?



Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:24 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

There's no way to convict him now.  The first two accusers are past the statute of limitations, thus why the DA has said he can't bring any charges.  Fine will not receive his day in court, thus won't be proven innocent or guilty under the law.




Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:24 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

There are so many of you punks who have jumped on the fire Boeheim story.  Keep chest thumping idiots.  Doyle...you are a true troll.  And your band of sheep are just sheep.  Way to jump on the story idiots.  Go put your parents in prison for not teaching you every person's right to a trial prior to execution.  Idiots.  Just a pack of sheep trying to look like lions.  If it baaaah's like a sheep, it's a sheep.  Ewe Doyle.  Enjoy your life in prison Tomiselli.  Just grab your ankles.  Life is inbound.  I ain't even taking up donations for ky you sick punk.  Doyle...help your brother out.   


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