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Saturday, July 22, 2006

What a scumbag

(Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki)
Acting Commissioner Albert Goslin listened as
US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan vowed to
"get to the bottom" of a corruption case.

Hunt is on for other police corruption
US attorney vows to follow the evidence

By Shelley Murphy and Suzanne Smalley, Globe Staff | July 22, 2006

Boston police and the FBI will investigate whether a corruption case reaches deeper and higher into the department than three officers accused in an intricate network of schemes that included stealing the identities of unsuspecting motorists, protecting truckloads of cocaine, smuggling illegal immigrants, and guarding after-hours parties where uniformed officers mingled with drug dealers and prostitutes.

``If there is sufficient evidence to charge any other individuals, they will be charged," US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan said yesterday as he announced the three officers' arrests after a 2 1/2-year undercover FBI investigation.

The explosive allegations have dealt another devastating blow to the Police Department.

``This is not a good day for us," Acting Police Commissioner Albert Goslin said at a press conference yesterday. ``It is very hard for us to see that some of our own have conducted themselves in such an unprofessional and atrocious manner."

The alleged ringleader of the group, motorcycle officer Roberto ``Kiko" Pulido, was deeply involved in all the schemes, officials said. He recruited two other officers -- one he met at the police academy, the other a colleague -- into some schemes, officials said.

Pulido was paid $600 for protecting each of the illegal parties, held monthly for the past five years, and, according to an affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, said that he turned some of the money over to one or more of his superior officers.

Pulido, whose cellphone and other conversations were recorded by investigators, ``unwittingly provided extensive information about the illegal conduct of other Boston officers, other public officials, and private citizens," wrote FBI Special Agent Michael J. Kreizenbeck in the affidavit filed in US District Court in Boston.

Kenneth W. Kaiser, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston office, said investigators ``took great lengths to explore to see if there were additional officers involved in this conspiracy." That was, in part, why it took so long to bring the charges against Pulido and the other two officers.

I wonder if this guy ever arrested anyone. It seems like he was doing good ad a gangster.

posted by Steve @ 10:30:00 AM

10:30:00 AM

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