- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A suspended Newark police captain and a former city officer who prosecutors say illegally accessed a private insurance database to sell the information to others have been indicted on official misconduct charges.

Capt. Anthony Buono and former Officer Dino D’Elia also face conspiracy and computer theft charges in the indictment made public Monday by Essex County prosecutors.

Authorities have said that on about 900 occasions, the two men obtained information about others from the database and sold the information to others for $100 per search as part of D’Elia’s private investigation business.

Both men have maintained their innocence. They remain free on bail but could each face up to 25 years in prison if they are convicted on all counts.

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