Tomaselli keeping Fine investigation alive

Despite recent reports indicating that Zach Tomaselli was requesting the end of the Bernie Fine investigation on his behalf, statements released today suggest otherwise.

Contrary to yesterday's reports, Zach Tomaselli, the third accuser in the Bernie Fine controversy, has stated via email that he was "misunderstood" in that report by the Syracuse Post-Standard.


While Tomaselli and his attorneys are requesting that the civil suit against Fine in Pittburgh's Allegheny Court of Common Pleas ie dropped, Tomaselli is not requesting that federal and local authorities discontinue their investigation. Federal agents and Syracuse police were not obligated to stop their investigation, though Onondaga County District Attorney, William Fitzpatrick did hand over "exculpatory material" regarding Tomaselli to federal authorities in early December. This included school records as well as University hotel and travel records suggesting that Tomaselli's story did not add up.


Tomaselli, who is facing sentencing in February for sexual abuse against a Maine teenager, is the only alleged victim of Fine's within the New York State statute of limitations for sexual abuse.

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