Shawn McAleese Is Going to Prison for Roughly 30 Years for Stealing Ribs and Booze (And Thousands of Dollars)
Since our prior post about Manhattan tunnel thief Shawn McAleese -- who just found out today that he'll likely be a guest of the state for longer than a convicted murderer -- we got our hands on the criminal complaint that details exactly what he stole to earn such a lengthy prison sentence.
The thousands of dollars he stole from at least eight Manhattan restaurants and bars aside, McAleese also swiped two bags of ribs, a bottle of saki, and a sports bag.
And this isn't McAleese's first rodeo -- he has done two prior prison stints for three other burglary convictions, according to the New York State Department of Corrections website. His latest release date is November of last year -- just months before burglarizing multiple businesses.
In all -- according to information outlined in the complaint, anyway -- McAleese stole about $12,000 from various businesses. He also stole "several bottles of liquor," a printer, three computers, and, of course, the ribs.
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As we noted in our prior post, McAleese's thefts could potentially send him to prison for longer than convicted murderer Joseph Pabon, who was convicted earlier this year of kidnapping and murdering a Manhattan mother of three.
Pabon was convicted on one count of murder, while McAleese pleaded guilty to eight separate counts of burglary, on which he received sentences of three and a half to seven years each.
Regardless, Pabon was sentenced to 25 years to life and will be eligible for parole when he's about 50. McAleese won't see a parole board until he's 71.
So how do you get a stiffer prison sentence than a murderer without actually killing anyone? Just steal some cash, ribs, and booze (having a lengthy criminal record doesn't hurt, either).
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