- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The veteran police chief for the Port of Los Angeles has pleaded not guilty in an alleged kickback and bribery scheme involving the development of a smartphone app.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1zNHm3j ) Ronald Jerome Boyd entered his plea Friday to federal charges of wire fraud, making false statements to the FBI and tax evasion.

The 57-year-old is accused of helping a software company that he was associated with obtain a contract with the nation’s busiest seaport.

Boyd was placed on leave April 30.

After Friday’s plea he was released on an unsecured bond.

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