The firefighter who testified against a fellow firefighter who was convicted for operating a marijuana grow house in Queens Village escaped sentencing without any jail time. Matthew Cody, who owned the Bellerose house that Patrick Murray used as a grow house, had been facing five years jail time for his involvement in the marijuana scheme.

But instead, he was rewarded for his testimony against Murray with only three years probation and 150 hours of community service, though there are other kinds of punishments: Cody retired from the FDNY on Thursday, has filed for personal bankruptcy, and claims he owes over $1 million in debt. He also has to face the personal toll of turning on a fellow firefighter: "People now know that you turned on a fellow firefighter and there are repercussions, perhaps socially, he is going to be ostracized," said his defense lawyer, Raymond Perini.