- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia police detective has been charged with accepting $24,000 in bribes in exchange for expediting requests to get recovered rental cars on the national registry of stolen vehicles back on the road.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/2jF5KRI ) Patrick Pelosi faces charges including honest services fraud and lying to federal investigators.

His lawyer didn’t immediately return calls for comment.

Court documents accuse Pelosi of striking a deal with a retired detective who ran a company that recovers stolen vehicles for clients, including rental car chains.

Authorities say Pelosi received monthly payments in exchange for deleting recovered cars that never received required inspections from a national law enforcement database of stolen vehicles.

Pelosi’s first court appearance hasn’t been scheduled.

Officials say the 27-year veteran of the force remains in his position.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

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