- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Philadelphia police radio dispatcher who acknowledged taking money to help circumvent efforts to crack down on tow-truck operators has been sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Prosecutors said 44-year-old Dorian Parsley was also ordered Tuesday in federal court to pay a $1,000 fine and spend a year on probation. She pleaded guilty in July to federal bribery and fraud charges.

Federal prosecutors alleged that Parsley accepted more than $35,000 in bribes from February 2011 to December 2013 to feed information on locations where police needed tow trucks. Prosecutors said that violated a department program to rotate assignments among tow trucks to avoid conflicts or accidents at crime scenes.

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