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The Bobster
03-20-2018, 10:12 AM
https://nypost.com/2018/03/19/butcher-accused-of-giving-black-deliveryman-noose-may-have-charges-dropped/

Butcher accused of giving black deliveryman noose may have charges dropped
By Emily Saul and Gina Daidone
March 19, 2018 | 8:49pm

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Joe Ottomanelli
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The Bleeker Street butcher accused of handing a noose to a black deliveryman is off the chopping block — so long as he stays out of trouble.

Joseph Ottomanelli, who allegedly handed a makeshift noose to 36-year-old drive Victor Sheppard, will have the case against him dismissed and sealed if he can avoid arrest for the next six months.

The longtime meat-hawker, of Ottomanelli & Sons Meat Market, maintains he had nothing to do with the racist stunt.

“Joseph Ottomanelli did not do that which he was accused of doing,” defense attorney Ron Kuby :mad: said Monday. “Unfortunately, a false accusation has become tantamount to a conviction and perpetual sentence on social media. He and his family will continue to serve a diverse community, with zero tolerance for bias, as they have done for over a century.”

The 61-year-old butcher has previously said a disgruntled, fired employee was behind the hateful act. :rolleyes: