The driver in a quick in and out crash that killed the dad of rapper Nicki Minaj last year was condemned Wednesday to a year in prison, with regards to a commitment the adjudicator made when the man conceded in May.
Charles Polevich, who conceded to leaving the scene and messing with proof in the accident on New York’s Long Island that killed Robert Maraj, was likewise requested to pay a $5,000 fine and had his driver’s permit suspended for a considerable length of time.
Polevich’s legal counselor, Marc Gann, proposed his client might have had a clinical issue at the hour of the accident and that he wasn’t completely mindful of what had happened when he escaped.
Polevich, 72, said in court that he’s “been heartsick since understanding the degree of the misfortune” and that there was “not a remotely good reason” for his way of behaving.
Maraj’s widow, Carol Maraj, said in court that Polevich had left her better half “like a canine in the city” and that saving him a more drawn out prison sentence was a “smack in the face for the family,” Newsday detailed.
Polevich struck Maraj, 64, while Maraj was strolling along Roslyn Road in Mineola in February 2021. Polevich halted momentarily to inquire as to whether he was OK, however didn’t call for help, investigators said.
All things being equal, Polevich returned home, left the vehicle — a white, 1992 Volvo station cart — in his carport and covered it with a canvas, examiners said. Maraj was taken to a medical clinic and articulated dead the following day.
Examiners looked for a sentence of one to three years in a correctional facility, however Nassau County Judge Howard Sturim said in May, when Polevich confessed, that he would get “something like one year in prison.”
Brendan Brosh, a representative for the Nassau County head prosecutor’s office, said that “given the seriousness of the litigant’s lead,” investigators felt a stiffer sentence was justified.
“We keep on communicating our sympathies to the group of Robert Maraj,” Brosh said.
Gann requested a 90-day prison sentence, contending that different elements unchangeable as far as Polevich might be concerned were somewhat to fault for the accident, including street development, streetlamps that weren’t working and Maraj’s state of being.
Maraj’s widow, Carol Maraj, is suing Polevich over the accident.
Polevich, who had been parting time between Long Island and Guam, where he runs a penetrating and water filtration business, gave up to police a couple of days after the accident.
Analysts said they utilized bits of reconnaissance video to follow the Volvo associated with the accident to Polevich’s Mineola home.
Nicki Minaj, the platinum-selling, Grammy-named rapper of “Boa constrictor,” “Very Bass” and different hits, was conceived Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad and was brought up in Queens.
In a post on her site, Minaj, 39, referred to her dad’s passing as “the most destroying loss of my life.”