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NEW BRUNSWICK – A former Edison police officer was sentenced for his role in the retaliation scheme plotted by disgraced ex-cop Michael Dotro.
Victor Aravena was sentenced Friday, Dec. 8, before Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Joseph Paone obstructing the administration of law or other government function, which is the disorderly person charge he previously pleaded guilty to last year.
As a result of the sentence, Aravena was given a $200 fine in addition to court fees.
Aravena was one of three Edison officers who were pleaded guilty to being involved in a retaliation scheme hatched by Dotro, who was sentenced in September to 20 years in state prison for separate matter in which he set fire to the home of a superior officer while the police captain and his family were inside asleep.
The retaliation scheme in this particular case sought retribution against a North Brunswick police officer who ticketed one of Dotro’s friends for drunk driving.
The other officers who were implicated and subsequently pleaded guilty were William Gesell and Brian Favretto. Both of which, like Aravena, are no longer with the police department.
The other two officers also paid $200 fines for their roles in the scheme.
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