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New York ADA gets no jail time despite severely beating EMT worker

By Mason White 6:53 PM February 13, 2013
Teresa Soler 

By: Debbie Gross
A Brooklyn, New York, assistant district attorney was arrested and charged with assault related charges after severely beating up a female emergency medical technician worker, according to court proceedings in New York.

Now, the EMT worker was left shaking her head in disgust as the former prosecutor from Brooklyn, who savagely beat and strangled her dodged jail time in a plea agreement.

Michael Jaccarino, 30, entered his guilty plea to a charge of misdemeanor reckless assault and sentenced to 10 days of community service and six months of alcohol treatment.

Teresa Soler, the woman who was beaten by Jaccarino, was joined by nearly three dozen fellow EMTs in the Manhattan courtroom as the drunken government attorney confessed to his crime and apologized for the attack that happened in the back of an ambulance.
Soler was sent to help Jaccarino when he wandered into traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge after a night of heavy drinking.

“I have no memory of that night, of being on the Brooklyn Bridge, or being in the ambulance,” Jaccarino said in court. “That said, I have no problem in accepting responsibility. I feel absolutely horrible and devastated by what happened. All I can do is apologize,” he said in court.

Soler, who was left with two black eyes and with Jaccarino’s hand prints on her neck said that she does not think his apology is sincere.

Soler was left shaking her head as Jaccarino pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. In an ironic twist, prosecutors said that he was so drunk that convicting Jaccarino of a felony charge was nearly impossible.