FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Former Savannah Chief Gets 90 Months in Prison for Gambling, Extortion

February 09, 2015  | 

Former Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Metropolitan Police Chief Willie Lovett when he was on the job. (Photo: WTOC TV)
Former Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Metropolitan Police Chief Willie Lovett when he was on the job. (Photo: WTOC TV)

Former Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Metropolitan Police Chief Willie Lovett has been sentenced to 90 months (7.5 years) in prison and a $50,000 fine for his part in a federal gambling and extortion case.

"I don't know why, Mr. Lovett, you made a decision to dishonor your badge. Dishonor your name and dishonor your department. That is a decision you made a long time ago and now you are going to have to live with the consequences of that decision," Judge William T. Moore Jr. said after reading his sentence.

Lovett's lawyers said they plan to appeal the sentence within the next two weeks, WTOC TV reports.

Lovett was convicted of extortion, making false statements and violating gambling laws in a federal court in November. Prosecutors said the former chief took bribes to protect carnival gambling. However, the judge decided Lovett was not a ringleader in the crime.


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

XXXXX @ 2/10/2015 3:20 AM

Thanks asshole for making the job of those officers coming to work everyday, working hard and trying to salvage what's left of the already tarnished reputation of law enforcement oh so much easier. Enjoy your 7.5 years in jail you S.O.B.....................

S.S. @ 2/10/2015 9:28 AM

Again....common sense people.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: MN Officer Protected Country Star's Bar During Vegas Massacre
Minneapolis Park Police Officer Justin Brown was off-duty visiting a Las Vegas bar during...
Video: KY Deputy Uses Car Jack to Free Teen Trapped Under Vehicle
A sheriff's deputy used a car jack to rescue a teen who was trapped under a car after...
Federal Judge Refuses to Erase Joe Arpaio's Conviction Despite Trump Pardon
A federal judge on Thursday shot down former sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to sweep his...
Staffing Crisis Prompts Raises of 25 to 30 Percent for San Diego Police
San Diego will boost pay for police officers between 25% and 30% to help solve a crisis of...
Michigan State Police Director Loses Pay for Facebook Post on NFL Protests
The director of the Michigan State Police will lose five days of pay for sharing a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine