Daniel Moses, 26, a former basketball and soccer player at Parsippany High School, was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison for conspiring to sell marijuana, according a report by the Daily Record.
The sentencing came despite a letter from Parsippany Mayor James Barberio on behalf of Moses. Barberio told Patch Moses' father is a friend of his. The report says Barberio wrote requesting the Superior Court show Moses leniency.
Barberio told Patch that was not the case.
"I did not ask for leniency," Barberio said. "What the young man did was wrong, and he will pay for his crime. I commend the Parsippany Police Department for their work in this case. Yes, I wrote a letter. I wrote it on behalf of Daniel Moses' father, who has been my friend for many years. They're a good family, and he is a good man who has volunteered with many groups for the benefit of Parsippany Troy-Hills. But I never asked for a reduction in sentence, and I am glad justice was done."
According to the Daily Record report, Moses pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy to distribute eight pounds of marijuana and he will be eligible for parole after one year.