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NEWORLEANS -- Two former New Orleans police narcotics detectives have both been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.

Quincy Jones, 33, and Rafael Dobard, 39, pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges in February.

They admitted they kept money set aside for drug informants for themselves. They also admitted to submitting false timesheets that showed that they were on the clock for the NOPD but were actually working security at housing developments across the city.

'The U.S. Attorney's Office is committed to ensuring that no one is above the law,' said U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite. 'These officers, both of whom swore to uphold and enforce our laws, instead broke the law by stealing public funds.'

Jones and Dobard will also have to pay $18,484.44 and $19,064.25 in restitution, respectively.

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