LOS ANGELES (AP) — The police chief for the Port of Los Angeles has been indicted on corruption and tax charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Ronald Jerome Boyd was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on 16 counts of corruption, lying to FBI agents, tax evasion and failing to file federal corporate tax returns.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Killed in Halloween Party Shooting
Prosecutors say he’s expected to surrender next week.
The charges stem from a project to develop a social networking program, dubbed Portwatch, to provide the public with port information and allow it to report crimes there.READ MORE: Dye, Brown lead No. 10 Oregon past UCLA, 34-31 In Rose Bowl Thriller
Prosecutors say that Boyd made a deal to share revenues with another company in return for helping that firm obtain the contract to develop Portwatch.
Boyd’s attorney says he looks forward to defending his client.
A message seeking comment from a port representative wasn’t immediately returned.MORE NEWS: Reports Of Drugging, Sexual Assaults At Other USC Fraternities
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