A former Chicago police officer was sentenced Wednesday to almost 6 years in prison after being convicted earlier of fraudulently obtaining search warrants and stealing cash and drugs from places he was searching, officials said.
U. S. Judge Matthew F. Kennelly handed out a 71-month sentence to David Salgado after a hearing in Chicago. Last month, Salgado’s former partner was sentenced to seven years and three months, officials said.
Salgado, 39, and Elizondo, 48, both of Chicago, were assigned to a gang team in the Tenth District conspired to produce false information to state judges in order to get search warrants to enter properties to seize cash and drugs, officials said.
The officers would then steal the cash and drugs, then falsify reports to cover up the thefts, officials said.
A jury found them both guilty of charges brought against them in October 2019, including conspiracy to commit theft, deprivation of civil rights, embezzlement, and obstruction of justice, officials said.
Salgado also was convicted of making false statements to the FBI.
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