Feds Charge Revere Police Officer in Corruption Sting

May 9, 2011
By Parker Scheer LLP on May 9, 2011 5:32 PM |

A Revere police officer has been arrested and charged with corruption by lying to the FBI and accepting a $200 bribe. According to the Department of Justice, Todd Randall, 40, of Revere, met with an FBI witness and accepted the bribe in exchange for providing interference with a criminal case. Agents reported that Randall was on duty, in his police uniform, and driving a marked Revere Police cruiser when he traveled to the witness's home and accepted the bribe.

FBI Special Agent Richard DesLauriers said, "Mr. Randall's alleged criminal actions and subsequent false statements regarding his role in an ongoing public corruption investigation are an injustice to the thousands of honest and trustworthy federal, state and local law enforcement officers who work in Massachusetts." The interaction between Randall and the FBI witness was caught on camera during the bribery sting.

Randall has been on unpaid administrative leave from the Revere Police Department and is facing up to five years in prison if convicted. He was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond after his arrest; however, he is reportedly working on a plea deal with federal prosecutors to resolve the situation, reports U.S. Attorney Robert A. Fisher.

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