The disgraced former police officer in Pleasant Hill’s sensational “Dirty DUIs” and stolen drugs scandal has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
A federal judge sentenced a former San Ramon police officer to three years in prison Friday for his involvement in a Contra Costa County law enforcement scandal.
Former San Ramon Police Officer Louis Lombardi pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing drugs, money and property while serving search warrants and making arrests.
Former Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy Stephen Tanabe pleaded not guilty to aiding a private investigator in arranging the drunken driving arrests of three husbands in divorce cases.
Federal authorities on Friday officially took over the probe into former narcotics task force Commander Norman Wielsch and other so-called “rogue” police officers in Contra Costa County.
CBS 5 has learned that the federal government will be taking over the investigation into police corruption in Contra Costa County that includes accusations of drunk driving setups, the sale of confiscated drugs and the operation of a brothel.
It’s a case that, by all accounts, has stunned the East Bay law enforcement community.
Stephen Tanabe and Christopher Butler both pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges during a court appearance Thursday.
In the widening scandal involving law enforcement officers in Contra Costa County, prosecutors filed new charges Friday adding a former sheriff’s deputy to the criminal complaint against a former local drug task force commander and a private investigator.
Two Richmond police officers are on administrative leave while the FBI and DA investigate accusations that they armed teenagers with illegal weapons before trying to frame the boys.