- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

DALLAS (AP) - A federal jury has convicted a former Dallas vice detective on obstruction charges for passing unauthorized tips about police raids and investigations into prostitution.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Jose Luis Bedoy was found guilty of all four counts of an indictment alleging obstruction of justice. The convictions carry potential penalties totaling 70 years in prison and $1 million in fines.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn said the 40-year-old ex-detective can remain free on bond pending sentencing in February.

Trial evidence showed Bedoy began a sexual relationship with someone authorities say is a prostitute and giving her “law enforcement-sensitive information” about raids. Police in Coppell, a Dallas suburb, determined earlier this year that he had tipped off a raid. The FBI began investigating.

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