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Broderick Parker Surrogate Case: House Arrest for Suspended Chief

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By Kamika Dunlap on January 14, 2010 11:45 AM

A judge spared jail time for a suspended Ohio police chief for his part in snooping on the woman who carried twins for Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.

But whether he will be a cop again is still unclear.

Judge John M. Solovan said he believes the people of Bridgeport have lost confidence in their police department

According to the Associated Press, Chad Dojack, 29, of Bridgeport, must complete 50 days of house arrest, three years of probation and 100 hours of community service. He had pleaded no contest to dereliction of duty, a misdemeanor.

As previously discussed, in exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped earlier charges of complicity to burglary and complicity to receiving stolen property.

Dojack was fined more than $1,000 and will have a curfew. He also was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but those days were suspended.

Dojack and Barry Carpenter, now ex-chief of nearby Martins Ferry, were accused of scheming to take things from the surrogate mother's Martins Ferry home last year to sell to celebrity photographers.

The public defense offered by Chief Carpenter's explanation was that he had been in the surrogate's home because he had noticed the door was open. He said he had met with the photographers, but just to joke around with them.

Carpenter was convicted of felony charges and sentenced to two years, eight months in prison.

Unlike Mr. Carpenter, who was forced to resign as chief because he was convicted of a felony, Mr. Dojack does not have to resign. That decision will rest with Mayor John J. Callarik, who is the grandfather of Mr. Dojack's wife.