Update: John Pappias Receives Prison Sentence

Jail time for Northport man found guilty of 2011 felony hit and run.

John Pappias, the Northport man who pleaded guilty to a felony hit and run charge in October, was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in prison Wednesday morning, according to Newsday.

Pappias was arrested on Jan. 14 after police linked his Chevy Tahoe pickup truck to debris at the scene of a Oct. 28, 2011 hit and run on Fort Salonga Road that killed construction worker Victor Schultz of Massapequa Park.

Schultz' brother wrote about the pain and despair the family has endured since the fatal hit and run that took the life of Victor Schultz.

“The sheer emptiness and grief of a family holiday…no family gatherings, no Thanksgiving, no Christmas cheer, no ringing in the New Year," he said. "Just an empty seat at the dining room table where Vic once sat.”

Related: Massapequa Man Killed l Pappias Arrested for Hit and Run l Pappias Pleads Not Guilty

It was not the first time Pappias had struck a pedestrian. In 2010, a 15-year-old boy was critically injured in Bay Shore after he darted out on his bicycle in front of Pappias' 2008 Honda, though no criminal charges were filed.

Pappias also received a six month concurrent sentence for his guilty plea to a misdemeanor DWI charge for which he was arrested while out on bail for the hit and run. During the incident in Aug., Pappias was found passed out at the wheel of a running car in Northport.

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liberal December 07, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Pat Kelly December 07, 2012 at 01:47 PM
John, a/k/a: "Bleeding-heart liberal". I guess you would sentence the Scum-Bag to two years in prison. I bet when this garbage gets out of jail he kills or harms another innocent person. I also, bet if one of your family members was killed by this Scum bag, you would have a another opinion.
John December 08, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I have been a friend of John's for years but this action to hide and not come forward is cowardly. The whole family worries about money and drive like animals rushing back and forth to their store thinking if their not there they may lose some of that money. This is the truth John was obsessed with money and just like the rest of them drove like an animal. Drinking didn't help matters either. I will never speak to any of them again.
Cannoli December 09, 2012 at 02:58 AM
What kind of world do we live in where someone only gets 2-6 for killing an innocent,hard working,family man like this? More people should be appalled by this but sadly aren't. My only hope is that what comes around goes around for this guy. Rot in hell you worthless human being.
An Original December 09, 2012 at 12:52 PM
I hate for John's family to read these venomous comments from people who see everything in black and white only. John is a hard-working man that has a severe problem with alcohol. It has caused him to make stupid decisions and to take a life. He needs to pay for that poor judgment, but he did not go out that night with the intent to hurt anyone. He will hopefully get help while incarcerated, do his time and then be a sober hard-working man again. Kaos (Chaos?) Imagine that it is your husband, wife, brother, sister, son, daughter that is an alcoholic. There are many more people that deal with that everyday. They understand that this tragedy could happen to any alcoholic that gets behind the wheel. It does NOT make them evil people.


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