One of two firefighters accused of lying about a crash with their ladder truck was arraigned in court Thursday.
Ron Vargo pled not guilty.
Both Vargo and Richard Nickerson are charged with falsification.
Prosecutors say they lied about a crash with a fire truck.
The incident involved the ladder truck from Station 36 near East 131st Street and Union Avenue. The accident left the truck out of service, knocked down a heavy light pole, and caused the city about $20,000 damage.
Nickerson claimed a car cut him off causing him to crash but security video shows that is not what happened; no car swerved into the path of the truck.
Nickerson will be arraigned Friday.
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