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Feds: Cop took $200 bribe to fix criminal case

Feds: Cop took $200 bribe to fix criminal case

Boston Herald

April 13, 2011

A Revere police officer was charged with lying to FBI agents in a public corruption case, in which the FBI said it videotaped him taking a $200 bribe and agreeing to quash a pending criminal case.

Officer Todd P. Randall, 40, was arrested at his True Street home yesterday morning, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

Randall was charged in federal court with lying to the FBI. Efforts to reach Randall and a lawyer were unsuccessful yesterday.

“Mr. Randall’s alleged criminal actions and subsequent false statements regarding his role in an ongoing public corruption investigation are an injustice to the thousands of honest and trustworthy federal, state and local law enforcement officers who work in Massachusetts,” FBI Special Agent Richard DesLauriers said in a statement.

According to the FBI’s complaint, on Jan. 22, 2010, Randall was on duty and in uniform when he drove his police cruiser to the Everett home of an FBI informant. There, the FBI affidavit said, he took $200, and “explained the efforts he would make to compromise a pending criminal case in Chelsea District Court” for the informant’s friend.

The FBI said Randall also asked the unnamed informant about buying prescription painkillers, explaining he used to purchase Percocets by the “wheelbarrow,” and “500 at a time,” but it is getting difficult to get them.

When FBI agents confronted Randall about the arrangement last month, he reportedly denied knowing the informant or the friend, the FBI affidavit said.

“I have no reason to lie to ya, fellas,” the FBI said Randall told agents.

If convicted of lying to federal agents, Randall faces up to five years in prison. The FBI said the Revere Police Department is cooperating with the probe.

“The arrest this morning demonstrates Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon’s and the FBI’s commitment to pursue all allegations of public corruption,” said DesLauriers, who heads the FBI’s Boston field office. Revere police declined to comment yesterday.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago

    Sad disgusting,shameful,sickning and stupid.

  • Florida_medolphinpetting_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Another POS.

  • Derrick_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Who can the public trust with corruption happening in police departments it's no wonder why people do not come forward with info on criminal activities in their communities. If some police officers are going to sell their badge for money and give out info to drug dealers and criminals who are being investigated that puts evey body life in danger including their fellow officers. Trust is everything with out it nothing can be solved. GOD BLESS those who do it the right way.

  • Policelinkbadge_max160_max50_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Melt his badge.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


    He took $200.00 dollars and threw away his career.

  • Images_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Idiot. $200.00 for a lost career.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


    And yet another black eye on LE. Thanks not like we need anymore.

  • Th_detective_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Not good.

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50


    over 3 years ago


    This will get messy.

  • 1051193310_l_max50


    over 3 years ago


    If this turns out to be true it's just another criminal who slipped through the cracks and got a badge. Imagine all the case he has been involved in that will be revisited...

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


    Alas as with the bag of silver another Judas does the deed. Shame on him, all of it down the crap hole for $200.00. The loss of his career, his family, his integrity, his honor, the shame upon his name is far more costly than the money involved. How do you spell dummy?

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