Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Detroit Cop Pleads Guilty to Corruption

A former Detroit Police officer pleaded guilty yesterday to charges stemming from her forging departmental overtime sheets to obtain almost $30,000 for hours she did not work while she was a Detroit Police officer, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced. Ms. McQuade was joined in the announcement by Robert D. Foley, III, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Detroit field office.

Kim Mosby-Colbert, age 52, a recently resigned Detroit Police officer, entered the guilty plea in U.S. District Court before Judge Paul D. Borman. She pleaded guilty to one count of defrauding a program receiving federal funding, which carries a statutory maximum of 10 years and/or a $250,000 fine.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, she faces up to six months’ imprisonment. Although the agreement contains no specific amount of restitution, she could be ordered to pay $29,859.50 in restitution.

“We hope that prosecutions like this one will let public servants know that they will be held accountable for their conduct and will deter them from stealing public funds to which they are not entitled,” Ms. McQuade said.

Mr. Foley added, “The falsifying of records for the purpose of stealing money from tax payers is a criminal abuse of public trust. The FBI-led Detroit Area Public Corruption Task Force is committed to ensuring citizens have honest government.”

A sentencing hearing was set by Judge Borman for March 19, 2013 at 2 p.m. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Michael Buckley and was investigated by the Detroit Police Department Internal Affairs Section and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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