- Associated Press - Monday, January 11, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) - A former Houston officer has pleaded guilty to helping pull off a 2013 armored car robbery by monitoring police radios and later lying about it.

Joel Quezada (kay-ZAH’-duh) of Houston admitted to a federal judge in Houston on Monday that he concealed from authorities the knowledge that he had taken money for helping the Dec. 6, 2013, heist at the University of Houston student center.

The 33-year-old Quezada remains free on $50,000 bond pending sentencing scheduled for April 4. He could receive up to five years in prison.

Quezada joined the force in August 2008 and resigned last Feb. 25 before a disciplinary hearing.

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