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Ex-LAPD cop gets jail time for lying

April 8, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A former LAPD officer is sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to insurance fraud and filing a false police report.L.A. Superior Court Judge Norm Shapiro ordered 49-year-old Anthony Razo to surrender on Thursday to start serving his time.

The sentencing came after Razo admitted he torched his own car to collect insurance money.

He also admitted he made up a story about two men assaulting him in his driveway on January 31. He says he shot himself.

Razo was assigned to the LAPD's Hollenbeck station when he falsely reported the crimes. He has since resigned from the department.

LAPD Chief William Bratton called Razo a disgrace to the department. Bratton and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa attended a benefit to raise money for Razo after he was shot.


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