Skip to content

Crime Scene – Judge to sentence former Va. detective

June 15, 2011

Author’s Note:

The thought occurred to me that “law enforcement” in my ex-husband’s illegal gun possession followed Detective Ford’s example, below. Let’s see what the FBI can do to unravel what appears to be another public corruption case and put a career criminal and his “lawful” collaborators where they belong. Remember — all criminals are innocent until proven guilty.

*  *  *

Posted at 8:00 AM ET, 02/25/2011

Judge to sentence former Va. detective

By Dana Hedgpeth

A federal judge in Norfolk will sentence on Friday a retired homicide detective who allegedly took criminals’ money in exchange for getting them breaks in their cases.

A federal jury found Robert Glenn Ford, 57, of Virginia Beach, guilty last year of two extortion counts and one charge of lying to the FBI.

The jury ruled that Ford took tens of thousands of dollars from criminals and in return helped them in their cases, though in reality they didn’t have information that was crucial to investigations.

Ford retired from the Norfolk Police Department in 2007 after nearly 30 years of service. He maintains his innocence, according to local newspapers that have followed his trial this week.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Ford faces 12 to 15 years.

“It’s a sad day any time a career law enforcement guy is convicted of extorting money from guys to get them out of jail,” said U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride in a Thursday phone interview.

By Dana Hedgpeth  | February 25, 2011; 8:00 AM ET

Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse, Virginia  | Tags:  U.S. Attorney Eastern District of Virginia

via Crime Scene – Judge to sentence former Va. detective.

Leave a Comment

Don't be shy! Leave a Reply!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: