TWO NEW ORLEANS POLICE OFFICERS INDICTED IN THEFT AND BRIBERY CONSPIRACY
RAFAEL DOBARD, age 39, and QUINCY JONES, age 33, both New Orleans Police Department (N.O.P.D) narcotics detectives, were indicted today by a federal grand jury for charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and theft and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, announced U. S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.
According to the indictment, DOBARD and JONES conspired to enrich themselves and others by obtaining N.O.P.D. confidential informant funds by fraud, and by corruptly making payments to other officers in their unit. The indictment also states that DOBARD and JONES conspired to commit wire fraud by submitting N.O.P.D. timesheets for times during which they were working non-N.O.P.D. detail jobs.
DOBARD has served as an N.O.P.D. officer for eight years, and JONES has served for eleven years. Both officers were most recently assigned as detectives to NOPD’s Fourth District Narcotics Unit.
U. S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., reiterated that, at this time, the charges in the indictment are merely charges, and that the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case has been investigated jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the N.O.P.D. Public Integrity Bureau, and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Michael Redmann, who is assigned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office from the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, and Assistant United States Attorney Mark Miller.
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