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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 08:25 PM

Corrupt Chicago police sergeant sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for falsifying search

warrants and stealing drugs

Convicted Chicago police Sgt. Xavier Elizondo may not have gotten rich off his scheme to use bogus search warrants to steal drugs and cash, but his corruption still has cost plenty, a federal judge said Friday.

In sentencing Elizondo to more than seven years in prison, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly said corrupt officers like him are a big reason why “people don’t trust the system and don’t trust law enforcement.”

“People see that police officers can lie and get away with it for an extended period of time,” Kennelly said before handing down the 87-month term for Elizondo, who remained expressionless at the defense table. “That’s the price that has been paid.”

Elizondo and his former partner, Officer David Salgado, were each found guilty by a jury last year of conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges. Elizondo was also convicted on one count of attempting to destroy evidence, while Salgado was also found guilty of one count of lying to the FBI.


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Nevilledog Jun 2020 #1

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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 08:34 PM

1. Cops stealing drugs is more common than you think.

I had too many clients tell me they had way more drugs than the cops were claiming to doubt this. In a state that bases severity of charges on weight of drugs, it would never have benefited the client to lie about that.

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