NOPD detectives plead guilty to conspiring to commit theft, wire fraud

NOPD detectives plead guilty to conspiring to commit theft, wire fraud

NOPD detectives plead guilty to conspiring to commit theft, wire fraud

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Posted on February 13, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 4:42 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Two narcotics detectives with the New Orleans Police Department pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to commit theft and wire fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Rafael Dobard, 39, and Quincy Jones, 33, admitted they conspired to obtain confidential police informant funds by fraud, planning to make payments to other officers in their unit.

They also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. They admitted to submitting timesheets saying they were on duty during times that they were working non-NOPD related jobs.

Dobard and Jones face 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines. Sentencing is set for June 19.

Dobard has served eight years as an officer. Jones has served for 11 years. Both were on suspension before the guilty pleas.

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