Federal jury convicts Chicago police officers over obstructing justice charges

Federal jury convicts Chicago police officers over obstructing justice charges

Two police officers of the Chicago Police Department have been convicted by a federal jury. They were facing the charges of obtaining search warrants in a fraudulent manner. According to the charges, they were also involved in obtaining cash and drugs from the properties they searched.

The Chicago Police Department assigned Xavier Elizondo and David Salgado, the convicted officers, to a gang team in the Tenth District of the CPD. The officers submitted wrong information in the court for obtaining search warrants, according to the evidence at trial. They used the fraudulent search warrant for entering the properties for seizing cash and drugs. The officers made false police reports about their search operations.

Elizondo, 47-year-old, and Salgado, 39-year-old, were facing charges of conspiracy to commit theft, deprivation of civil rights, embezzlement, and obstruction of justice. They were found guilty of all charges in the court. Salgado was also facing an additional charge of making a false statement to the FBI and he was found guilty on that charge as well. Matthew F. Kennelly, a US District Judge, will announce the sentences of the officer on Jan. 23, 2020.

John R. Lausch, Jr., the US attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI’s Chicago office, announced the conviction of the Chicago police officers. The CPD assisted in the investigation of the case. Sean J. B. Franzblau and Ankur Srivastava, the assistant US attorneys, represented the government in the case.

The officers committed serious crimes as they can be sentenced up to 20 years over the obstruction of justice, 10 years over the embezzlement and civil rights count, and five years over the charge of conspiracy and making a false statement. The sentencing date is set on Jan. 23, 2020 for the convicted officers of the CPD.

Senior editor of the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Law enforcement officials arrest three Rockford-area residents on drugs and conspiracy allegations
The federal and local law enforcement officials arrested three residents of the Rockford-area on drugs
Police find drugs in Utah man’s car, man arrested
The police arrested a Utah man on Monday. According to the police officials, he was
Court sentences Vandalia man on drugs and gun charges
Wade Garrett McWhorter, a 26-year-old man of Vandalia, was sentenced to 64 months in federal
Peoria County facing Designer Drug
The toxicology results have come forward that had been pending on drug-related death cases in
Possession of ice leads Peoria man to 15 years in prison
David A. Dodd has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Dodd, 45-year-old, is a
CBP arrests teenager involved in drugs smuggling across US-Mexico border
A teenager, 16-year-old, was arrested by the police on the charges of smuggling drugs across
Greenville man sentenced 50 months in prison for making $50 profit from crimes
Aeron Michael Davis, a 28-year-old man, of Greenville, has been sentenced with fifty months in
Second dark web drug trafficker conviction secured
Melissa Scanlan appeared at the federal courthouse in East St. Louis, Illinois this afternoon. She
Rockford Man sentenced to prison for conspiring to distribute heroin
U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey has sentenced a Rockford man on a federal drug
A man swallows a baggie during police search
A man was arrested by the Illinois police as he was charged with swallowing a