- 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.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide