Monday, March 26, 2007

FBI Arrests 2 New Haven Police Officers, 3 Bail Bondsmen

FBI Arrests 2 New Haven Police Officers, 3 Bail Bondsmen - News: "Federal authorities said the head of the New Haven Police Department's narcotics division was arrested Tuesday on charges of stealing thousands of dollars on the job.

Lt. William White was charged with theft of government funds and criminal conspiracy following an FBI raid at police headquarters and some homes.

Prosecutors said White was caught on video transferring $27,000 in a brown paper bag to his car. In federal court, prosecutors showed a photograph of a man they said was White, dressed in sunglasses and a gray hooded sweatshirt, walking with the bag.

Police Chief Francisco Ortiz said it is a very dark day for the police department. He said he is disgusted and upset.

Also arrested Tuesday were narcotics Detective Justen Kasperzyk, 34, who was charged with a misdemeanor count of stealing government funds, and New Haven bail bondsmen Robert Jacobs, 79, Paul Jacobs, 48 and Philip Jacobs, 47, who were charged with bribery conspiracy.

Both White and Kasperzyk have been suspended pending the court cases. "

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