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Detective who busted Columbia Five arrested for running a gambling ring

Detective Richard Palase, 46 years old and a 15-year NYPD veteran, was arrested today for running a covert gambling operation that reeled in at least 6,000 dollars every day.

Palase allegedly led the gambling ring while also doubling as an undercover cop in Operation Ivy League. Around this time last year, Palase, according to the Daily News in a feature back in December, was so convincingly shady as an undercover cop that he got the downtown drug suppliers of the Columbia Five to confide to Palase a plot to kidnap a rival drug dealer.

Now we know where that shadiness came from.

Two city firemen were also arrested in Operation NYPD-Find-A-Better-Way-To-Screen-Your-Officers.

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COMMENTS (17)

  1. Former Columnist • June 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm • Reply

    Hilarious! What a jackass

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  2. Person • June 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm • Reply

    This is no way to work your way through life.

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  3. aite • June 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm • Reply

    Oh, the irony.

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  4. Bryan • June 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm • Reply

    NYPD. NY’s largest gang.

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  5. Anonymous • June 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm • Reply

    He should have just fucked off.

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  6. CC • June 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm • Reply

    Another crime that shouldn’t be illegal.

    But karma’s a bitch.

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  7. Should've know! • June 6, 2011 at 9:00 pm • Reply

    It takes a crook to catch a crook… By the way, what happened to those guys? We haven’t heard about it for months.

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  8. Dont fuck with Columbia • June 6, 2011 at 9:34 pm • Reply

    motherfucker had it coming.

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  9. owned • June 7, 2011 at 4:42 am • Reply

    joy. but lets not stop here… i wonder who of his coworkers knew about this? it’s a 6,000/night ring; who played? fire em all with the same glee they got 3 houses evicted.

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  10. Lithum • June 7, 2011 at 9:58 am • Reply

    god. this continueth.

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  11. Wait guys! • June 7, 2011 at 9:59 am • Reply

    I knew Richard Palase personally, and he’s a good guy. and like, all the students should rally for him because he didn’t deserve it, jail and all. and we should all pray for him!………..

    SIKEEEEEE. FUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • reason, morality • June 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm • Reply

      shut the fuck up

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  12. CU later • June 7, 2011 at 11:26 am • Reply

    Palase should of taken lessons from Bollinger and Kasdin….those two are criminals but never get caught, they now how to do it.

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  13. anon • June 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm • Reply

    HAHAHAHAHA SUCH A WIN

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  14. anon • June 7, 2011 at 3:31 pm • Reply

    sucker

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  15. AGV • June 8, 2011 at 5:22 am • Reply

    Mikey, I LOVED the “now we know where that shadiness came from” – GREAT line!

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