Former Toronto drug cops sentenced in corruption case
5 former drug cops with Toronto Police have been sentenced for their part in a corruption case.
The men have be sentenced to 45 days of house arrest for trying to cover up the illegal search of a drug dealer's apartment in 1998. The Crown wanted 3 years in lockup.
The group was found guilty by a jury in June, 3 of the ex-cops were also found guilty of perjury. But they were all acquitted of more serious charges like conspiracy, extortion, theft & assault.
While the Superior Court judge says the men committed a extremely serious breach of trust, she acknowledged the impact of the legal saga on the officers & their families has been catastrophic.
The fight spanned a decade, many appeals, with more than $12-million in legal fees piling up.
The "Team 3" members sentenced Friday are Steven Correia, Nebojsa Maodus, Joseph Miched, Raymond Pollard & John Schertzer.
Correia remains a constable with Toronto Police, suspended with pay.