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Roger Stone news, just close friend and not bodyguard for donald trump adviser

Roger Stone news, just close friend and not bodyguard for donald trump adviser
Salvatore Greco, an NYPD officer, is shown in a picture from 2018.
Roger Stone's friend in the NYPD says he's just a "close friend" and not a bodyguard.

Monday, Roger Stone's NYPD cop buddy said he wasn't bodyguarding the right-wing politician, even though his lawyer said that Mayor Michael Adams hired him to protect Mike Tyson in the 1990s.

At his departmental trial, Officer Sal Greco testified in his own defense. It was 15 months ago that he was accused of being Stone's armed bodyguard at events before the Jan. 6 uprising in Washington, D.C. Greco is accused of breaking department rules that say cops can't be friends with felons or act as armed security.

Greco told the court that he and Stone are close friends and that he is also friends with Stone's family. He said that he was never paid to work as Stone's bodyguard.

If I'm in a restaurant and John Gotti Jr. walks in, do I need to leave?

he later asked, "What did you say?"

There have been reports that when Mayor Adams was a cop in the 1990s, he helped boxer Mike Tyson get out of an Indiana prison after serving less than three years for rape. Greco's lawyer, Stu London, backed up that claim, citing those reports.

Roger Stone and Salvatore Greco are shown together in 2021. Greco has been a member of the NYPD for 12 years.
Roger Stone and Salvatore Greco are shown together in 2021. Greco has been a member of the NYPD for 12 years.

If Mayor Adams, who has said that he believes in second chances for people, was not disciplined when he worked for the NYPD, we don't think this officer should be disciplined for the same thing.

Samuel Yee, a lawyer for the NYPD, asked right away for the comment to be taken out, but Administrative Judge Paul Gamble let the comments stand.

Stone was sentenced to three years and four months in 2019 for lying to Congress about how much money he was paid by the government. Later, President Trump let him go.

Greco's style on the stand reminded him of a well-known political sleight of hand. Gresco was dark tan and had lavender pocket square and blue-grey tie. He wore grey suit with lavender pocket square.

The cop said that Stone first reached out to him on social media in 2018 because he liked some of Greco's right-wing posts. He told how he took Stone to a cigar bar and took him to Little Italy to get cannolis.

Greco said he also went to Stone's sentencing in federal court in D.C. in 2020. As a good friend. When he said that, he meant that the family asked him to be there for moral support.

He said that when he went to events with leaders of the far-right Proud Boys, he knew very little about them. The Oath Keepers are a group of people who don't like the government. He said he didn't know about them before going to Washington, D.C. on January 5 and 6, 2021. Photos from Jan. 6 show Greco and other members of the Oath Keepers protecting Stone while they were out. There have been charges against members of the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers for helping start the fight. Greco is not said to have done anything.

"I didn't know who these people were or what they stood for," he said. As soon as I saw them I knew they looked like military men

Kristin Davis, Stone's friend aide, was convicted of illegally selling prescription pills in 2014. Greco is also alleged to have broken department rules by hanging out with Davis.

In this picture, Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, is seen leaving the NYPD headquarters in New York City last month.
In this picture, Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, is seen leaving the NYPD headquarters in New York City last month.

Greco said he didn't know about her criminal record.

During his cross-examination, the lawyer for the NYPD painted Greco as evasive and said that he had a long list of examples of Greco acting as Stone's security, like picking him up at the airport and walking him through crowds. The day before the riot at the U.S. Capitol, Greco was an advance man who got Stone a VIP pass into a speech. Capitol. Stone called Greco "Jilly Rizzo," which was a reference to a saloon owner who was Frank Sinatra's bodyguard.

It also shows that after police told him in early 2021 to stay away from Stone and Davis, Greco kept going out with them.

London said that the case is about the right to speak and form groups. "Just being there isn't enough," he said.

Gamble now has 30 days to come up with a decision, which will be sent to Police Commissioner Keechan Sewell for a final say. Greco could lose vacation days or lose his job if he doesn't pay attention to the rules.

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