Ex-NY trooper admits he wrote fake traffic tickets

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - An ex-New York state trooper has
admitted in court that he issued fake traffic tickets to a man he'd
argued with.
Lester Hooper pleaded guilty Tuesday in White Plains court to
one count of official misconduct. As part of the plea deal, he
resigned. He'd been on paid suspension since his July 1 arrest.
The 36-year-old will serve three years probation and pay $600
restitution to the Brooklyn man he targeted.
Hooper's lawyer did not immediately return an after-hours
message. He previously said the dispute involved contact between
the ticketed man and Hooper's wife.

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