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Driver who hit Nicki Minaj’s father will spend a year in prison

Driver of car that fatally ran over rapper Nicki Minaj’s father last year sentenced to one year in prisonaccording to a promise a judge made when the man pleaded guilty in May.

Charles Polevich, who pleaded guilty to fleeing the scene of the crash and altering evidence in the crash that occurred on Long Island, New York, in which he died Robert Maraj, You will also have to pay a fine of 5 thousand dollars and you will be suspended your driver’s license for six months.

Polevich’s attorney, Marc Gann, suggested that his client may have had a health problem at the time of the crash and that he was not fully aware of what had happened when he fled.

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Polevich, 72, said in court that he has been “devastated ever since he realized the scale of the tragedy” and that there was “no excuse” for his behaviour.

Maraj’s widow, Carol Maraj, told the court that Polevich left her husband “like a dog in the street” and that the fact that he was not given a longer sentence was a “slap in the face for the family,” he reported. Newsday.

Polevich ran over 64-year-old Maraj as he was walking down Roslyn Road in Mineola in February 2021. Polevich stopped briefly to ask Maraj if he was okay, but did not call for help, prosecutors said.

Instead, Polevich drove home, parked in his garage the car — a white 1992 Volvo Station Wagon — and covered it with a tarp, prosecutors said. Maraj was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead the next day..

Prosecutors wanted a sentence one to three years behind bars, but Nassau County Judge Howard Sturim said in Maywhen Polevich pleaded guilty, he would receive “no more than one year in prison.”

Brendan Brosh, a spokesman for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, said:to the severity of the defendant’s conduct”, prosecutors felt that a harsher sentence was warranted.

We continue to express our condolences to the family of Robert MarajBrosh said.

Gann asked for a sentence of 90 days in prison, arguing that the crash could be attributed to other factors beyond Polevich’s control, including the layout of the street, the public lighting that was not working and Maraj’s physical condition.

Maraj’s widow, Carol Maraj, planned to file a civil lawsuit against Polevich over the crash.

Polevich, who split his residence between Long Island and Guam, where he has a drilling and water purification business, turned himself in to the police a few days after the accident.

Detectives said they used video from security cameras to trace the Volvo involved to Polevich’s home in Mineola.

In a post on her website, Minaj, 39, described the death of his father as “the most devastating loss of my life”.

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