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.

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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.

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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.

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