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: 'I'm Broken Emotionally': Woman Hurt After Violent Beverly Hills Robbery Speaks Out
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: 'I'm Shocked' Say Redondo Beach Neighbors After Learning That Man In His 30s Was Shot, Killed
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: Bell Gardens Police Find`Ghost Gun' While Searching For Suspect
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