Cop Lied to Detectives, the DA and the Court in Order to Collect a $6,000,000 Pay Day from McDonald’s

New York, New York March 25, 2010 - At a press conference held at noon today Raymond Aab, who is of counsel to Koehler & Isaacs LLP announced that in a major decision, a New York State Supreme Court Jury delivered a not guilty verdict on behalf of Albert Garcia, a former McDonald’s employee who was falsely arrested on January 29, 2005 and accused of giving former police officer, John Florio, a McDonald’s hamburger with glass in it. Garcia, who was 18 at the time, had been held in custody for several weeks and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and weapons possession. In a separate civil case, Florio sued McDonald’s in order to get a $6,000,000 “pay day.”

However, according to court documents and the facts presented during the trial, the evidence overwhelmingly showed that Florio made the whole incident up, lying to his doctor and police detectives that he received a glass-laced McDonald’s hamburger from Albert Garcia and the detectives investing his case helped to bolster Florio’s false case because they were seeking to help a fellow officer whom they believed had been given the glass laced hamburger.

“I’m very pleased that the jury has delivered justice and given my client his life and good name back after five years of living with the fear of being convicted and sentenced to jail for something he never did and which never happened,” said Mr. Garcia’s attorney, Raymond Aab, who is of counsel to Koehler & Isaacs LLP. “No one should ever have to be subjected to such egregious acts of police misconduct. The conduct of the three police officers involved in this case tarnished the good name and reputation of the other fine, hard-working and ethical police officers in this city. It’s a shame.”