†††††††††††††††††† ††† Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office

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††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††††††Date:††††††††† August 23, 2010

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Former Investigator Pleads Guilty†††† †††††


††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that a former investigator in the Prosecutorís Office entered a guilty plea to obstructing the administration of law by admitting that he had improperly contacted another law enforcement agency for non-investigatory reasons.

††††††††† Brian Lubeski (DOB 4/29/64) of Allentown appeared before the Hon. Frederick P. DeVesa, P.J.Cr. on Friday, August 20, 2010.At that time he admitted that, as a law enforcement officer, he contacted the New Jersey State Police seeking a license plate lookup while not conducting a criminal investigation.This information came to light in connection with an unrelated investigation.

††††††††† Lubeski, who began working in the Prosecutorís Office on June 27, 2005, was suspended from duty on January 22, 2010 and relinquished his position on January 29, 2010.Prior to working at the Prosecutorís Office, Lubeski was a New Jersey State Trooper, retiring after 20 ††††† years.

††††††††† When he is sentenced by Judge DeVesa on November 1, 2010, he is subject to one year probation, $1,000 fine and will be permanently disqualified from holding governmental employment.He also is required to make restitution to the Prosecutorís Office in the amount of $4,600 for equipment assigned to him during the course of his employment with the Prosecutorís Office but not returned upon his termination.Additionally, a charge of Misapplication of Entrusted Property will be dismissed at the time of sentencing.