Wow, it amazes me how people would risk their jobs for someone else or even their own stupidity. Now lets be clear here, Lil Wayne is due to be out of jail come November. This correctional officer from Rikers Island, who was trying to be cool and say that he hung out with Wayne while on job duty, done lost his job. Just a few weeks ago, Wayne was moved to “solitary confinement” for having an MP3 Player and now this.
While Wayne will be out making millions, he’ll be standing in the unemployment line. What a fool!
Check out what the NY Daily News reported:
A veteran Correction Department captain was suspended for hanging out in the star’s cell, the Daily News has learned.
Capt. Raphael Collazzo was caught on a security camera making an unexplained 45-minute visit to the rapper’s cell, which is supposed to be an isolation lockup, sources said.
“We don’t know what he was doing. We know the camera picked him up,” said one source.
Collazzo’s explanation “did not suffice to explain the time he spent” with the rapper, who is serving a one-year sentence for a loaded gun on his tour bus, the source added.
Collazzo was suspended without pay for 10 days, said agency spokeswoman Sharman Stein, who declined to elaborate.
Patrick Ferraiuolo, president of the union for correction captains, said Collazzo has “at least 20 years” on the job, and maintains he didn’t break any rules.
“I spoke to the captain and I said, ‘Do you know what’s going on?’” Ferraiuolo said. “He goes: ‘I have done nothing wrong…I don’t have any dealings with this guy.’”
Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, is expected to be released early next month. His stay on Rikers has been eventful.
Soon after he arrived, a correction officer was canned because she was caught making an unexplained pop-in at the area housing the rapper’s cell.
Correction officials say Amelia Negron got the boot for missing work. Negron claims superiors pressured her into saying she was trying to cozy up to Lil Wayne.
Earlier this month, Lil Wayne was shipped to an isolation cell – known as The Bing – after being caught with forbidden headphones and a charger for an MP3 player.
Source: NY Daily News
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