It looks like eccentric Rochester attorney John Parrinello won't be going to trial after all. Parrinello, 77, was charged with patronizing a prostitute at a sleazy Gates motel last summer.
He wasn't charged with assault with a dead weapon.
The whore in question recanted her testimony. According to Assistant District Attorney Matthew Dunham the charge will be dismissed in six months if Parrinello keeps his nose clean and his ass out of trouble for that length of time. That is usually referred to as an ACD, an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. After the allotted six months, Parrinello's record will be wiped clean. It is like saying "Naughty, naughty. Just don't do it again."
If it is not exactly justice, it certainly is an example of getting a good deal.
Getting a good deal is what the American judicial system is all about. It's the American way.
There is no word as to how the courts will proceed against the whore.