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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.


Since: Jan 20, 2012
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:23 pm

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Because Gregg Doyel has small man's syndrome and is a walking vooogina. Clear enough?

Since: Feb 1, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:21 pm

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine


Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:21 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.

Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:19 pm

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Sounds like the 3rd and 4th accusers were jumping on the bandwagon to get publicity and maybe profit eventually from this. That still leaves the first 2 accusers of sticking by their stories, at least for now. Personally, I still believe that Fine is not innocent in all this and the facts will still convict him. This could even be Fine's attorney turning the screws on the accusers in an attempt to exonerate him - if that's true, then for sure Fine is trying to hide something.

Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:15 pm

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

You should probably strike Tomaselli's statement, "But he did do it!" Tomaselli was caught in a lie when he first said that the incident took place during an away trip to UConn. When told that Syracuse didn't play at UConn that year, he claimed it  happened in Pittsburgh. When an investigation showed that he was in schoo; and not away from home during that trip, he was caught up in another lie. Why can't CBS and, more importantly, Gregg Doyel. see this as a blatant attempt for a money grab.
The guy is a pathological liar and leaped at the opportunity to make a few bucks and lay what he thought might be a defense for his own pedophilia!

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