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Fmr. LAPD officer admits staging raids

May 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A former LAPD officer who admitted to leading phony police raids is scheduled to be sentenced by a federal judge Monday.Thirty-eight-year-old Ruben Palomares is said to be the ringleader of a group of law enforcement officers who committed home invasion robberies staged to look like police raids.

Acting on tips from an informant, Palomares and other uniformed officers went to homes where drugs or cash were believed to be stashed. Officers would then split the stolen cash, or sell the drugs on the street for profit.


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