SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two San Francisco police officers were convicted Friday of federal felony charges from the theft of money and property during searches in 2009.
Sgt. Ian Furminger was convicted four counts: two counts of wire fraud, conspiracy against civil rights and conspiracy to commit theft concerning a federally funded program.READ MORE: California Tax Revenues Soar as Rich Get Richer Despite Pandemic
Officer Edmond Robles was convicted of five counts: two counts of wire fraud, conspiracy against civil rights, conspiracy to commit theft and theft of more than $5,000 worth of property from a federally funded program.
Both were acquitted of two counts each of defrauding the citizens of San Francisco and one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Furminger was acquitted of a charge of extortion that only he faced and the jury deadlocked over a theft charge.READ MORE: Trailers, RVs, Shed Burned at Industrial Yard in Oakland
The verdict was read in the court of U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer at around noon Friday.
“The convictions bring a measure of justice to the victims, who were ripped off, falsely arrested and disbelieved for far too long,” San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi said in a statement. “Those 12 jurors sent a message — that there are consequences for bullies who victimize the poor and powerless under color of authority.”MORE NEWS: Santa Clara Officials Open COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Local Farm
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