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Eastern District of New York

Monday, February 25, 2019

Former NYPD Detective Sentenced to Three Months’ Imprisonment for Committing Perjury in a Federal Prosecution

Defendant Falsely Testified About Photo Arrays

Michael Foder, a former detective employed by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) at the time of the charged conduct, was sentenced in federal court in Brooklyn today by United States District Judge Pamela K. Chen to three months’ imprisonment.  In August 2018, Foder pleaded guilty to perjury in connection with false statements he made under oath during a criminal proceeding.  Foder was arrested in February 2018 and resigned from the NYPD in August 2018.

Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner, NYPD, announced the sentence.

“Integrity is an essential characteristic for every law enforcement officer and the overwhelming majority of officers earn and deserve the trust of the public,” stated United States Attorney Donoghue.  “In choosing to lie, this defendant undermined fellow officers and rendered himself unfit to serve as a law enforcement officer.” 

On December 29, 2016, Foder, then assigned to the 70th Precinct in Flatbush, Brooklyn, falsely testified under oath at a hearing in a federal prosecution about when and how he showed photographs of two robbery suspects to a victim of a carjacking.  Following the hearing, the government found discrepancies in the photo array identifications, including when the identifications had occurred. 

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s Public Integrity Section.  Assistant United States Attorney Nathan Reilly is in charge of the prosecution.

The Defendant:

Age:  42
Staten Island, NY

E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 18-CR-97 (PKC)

Public Corruption
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Updated February 25, 2019