LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Burbank police officer has been sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison for lying to the FBI during an investigation of a suspected extortion scheme involving his girlfriend and her estranged husband.
City News Service reports Anthony Valento was also ordered Monday to serve three years of supervised release after he is freed.READ MORE: Buscaino To Step Down As City Council President Pro Tem As He Runs For Mayor
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As part of a plea deal, Valento admitted telling FBI agents he wasn’t dating Gayle Bassett, who was an alleged victim of restraining order violations in which Valento was the reporting officer.
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