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Life Long Public Servant Sentenced to Prison
Michael "Mickey" Esposito and his wife Allison were sentenced in common please court Monday morning.
Both Esposito's left the courtroom in handcuffs after begging Judge Steve Martin for mercy. Neither got it.
Judge Martin called the pair's pleas "hollow" and said that Mickey Esposito violated the public trust and was in a position to become the biggest drug dealer in Cincinnati.
He was sentenced to six years on drug trafficking and theft charges.
Mickey's wife, Allison Esposito, was sentenced to four years in prison. She claimed her husband took pills from the property room to help her deal with chronic back injuries and save the family money.
Later, she admitted her son sold some of the pills to help pay family bills.
Mickey apologized for being stupid and took responsibility for his actions.
Judge Martin called the Espositos' actions "ongoing criminal activity" and sent them off to jail.
Hamilton County former employee, Mickey Esposito, plead guilty to charges of stealing drugs and jewelry from the department's property room.
Esposito wasn't the only one charged in the case. His wife, Allison, and step-son, Adam Fintak, were also charged.
Fintak was recently sentenced to two years in prison.
Prosecutors say while working in the Sheriff's office property room he took drugs and jewelry. Esposito then sold them through his wife and step-son.
He was immediately placed on leave when the allegations came to light and he later retired.