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Los Angeles Port Police Chief Facing Corruption Charges

May 01, 2015  | 

Ronald Jerome Boyd — chief of the Port of Los Angeles’ 128-officer force for more than a decade — faces charges of wire fraud, making false statements to federal agents and tax evasion, according to the 16-count indictment. (Photo: LA Port Police)
Ronald Jerome Boyd — chief of the Port of Los Angeles’ 128-officer force for more than a decade — faces charges of wire fraud, making false statements to federal agents and tax evasion, according to the 16-count indictment. (Photo: LA Port Police)

The chief of police at the nation's busiest container port was indicted Thursday on federal corruption charges that accuse him of hiding his business links to a software developer he was helping win a contract at the port.

Ronald Jerome Boyd — chief of the Port of Los Angeles’ 128-officer force for more than a decade — faces charges of wire fraud, making false statements to federal agents and tax evasion, according to the 16-count indictment.

The charging document alleges that Boyd, who once worked as the valet to singer Ray Charles, defrauded the city “by means of bribery and kickbacks” and provided confidential information about the port to the software vendor, the Los Angeles Times reports.


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rede2hike @ 5/1/2015 2:49 PM

Wow, really. There's a Shock.

stewie23 @ 5/3/2015 2:20 PM

Thanks dick...like we don't have enough bad press right now

kevCopAz @ 5/3/2015 8:50 PM

First I hope that you didn't do this, but........if you did......Well, thanks a lot Chief for making all LEOS look bad (just what we needed). If you are guilty i hope that you lose your pension and go straight to prison where people that defraud us deserve to be. I hope you didn't do it, but I fear that based on what I have read, you did. The only good thing that might come of this is that the 128 other good cops working for you will get a better more deserving Chief to serve under. You owe them one hell of an apology don't you think? The other good thing is that this proves all the Chiefs out there are not bullet proof and can (and should) be held to a higher standard then ANY other cop working under them, since they are the face of any department and should fall way harder from that "top" position when they fail to serve and protect us and instead serve their own interests and protect their own behinds!

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