DALLAS (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced a former Dallas vice detective to 1½ years in prison for passing unauthorized tips about police raids and investigations into prostitution.
A jury found Jose Luis Bedoy guilty in October of all four counts of an indictment alleging obstruction of justice. The convictions carried potential penalties totaling 70 years in prison and $1 million in fines.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn also fined Bedoy $25,000.
Trial evidence showed Bedoy began a sexual relationship with someone authorities say is a prostitute and giving her “law enforcement-sensitive information” about raids. Police in Coppell, a Dallas suburb, determined earlier this year that he had tipped off a raid. The FBI began investigating.
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