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    Unhappy Retired FF convicted in 911 thefts

    NEW YORK (AP) - A retired firefighter was convicted of stealing
    artifacts from the World Trade Center cite while working as a
    volunteer there following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
    Samuel Brandon, 61, had been charged with 11 counts of petty
    larceny and was found guilty of all but two counts Tuesday in
    Manhattan criminal court.
    A Port Authority detective testified that state police sent two
    undercover detectives to Brandon's Ellenville, N.Y., home,
    masquerading as a couple looking to buy a house. Brandon showed
    them items that belonged to victims of the attack including a
    damaged Motorola walkie-talkie of the type used by firefighters and
    seven ID cards - two belonging to people who were killed in the
    Defense attorney Ron Kliegerman had argued that the items
    gathered by Brandon were essentially worthless and that the theft
    charges were based on "an appeal to people's emotions."
    At his April 13 sentencing, Brandon is facing up to nine years
    in jail.

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    It is a sad day, when a brother will take things away from a site such as the WTC that does not belong to him. As much as I would have love to have something from there, I would not take anything as I consider this site as the last place that my brothers worked before they were murdered. I couldn't live with myself knowing that I had taken something that did not belong to me.

    I would like to leave this site as peaceful as I could possibly could. If I did find something, I would either point it out to an offical in charge or just say a few prayers and leave it lay.

    If he wants something old, I will send him a pair of 20 year boots that have holes in them!!

    Stay Safe & Well out there.....

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