the republic logo

Ex-officer convicted of leaking information in NYPD ticket-fixing is sentenced

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

NEW YORK — A former police officer convicted of charges in a case that led to the NYPD's ticket-fixing probe has been sentenced to up to 14 ½ years in prison.

Prosecutors say Jose Ramos turned his two Bronx barbershops into a front for drug dealing and stolen goods.

He was convicted in October of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, attempted robbery and attempted grand larceny.

Ramos said during sentencing Wednesday that he took full responsibility for his actions.

He still faces other charges, including conspiring to kill a witness and fixing tickets.

The ticket-fixing investigation against more than a dozen officers sparked a debate over the informal practice of police squashing tickets or minor summonses as favors for friends and relatives.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.