- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A former police officer convicted of charges in a case that led to the NYPD’s ticket-fixing probe has been sentenced to up to 14 ½ years in prison.

Prosecutors say Jose Ramos turned his two Bronx barbershops into a front for drug dealing and stolen goods.

He was convicted in October of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, attempted robbery and attempted grand larceny.

Ramos said during sentencing Wednesday that he took full responsibility for his actions.

He still faces other charges, including conspiring to kill a witness and fixing tickets.

The ticket-fixing investigation against more than a dozen officers sparked a debate over the informal practice of police squashing tickets or minor summonses as favors for friends and relatives.

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