Top Cop at Port of Los Angeles Charged with Fraud & Tax Evasion

The Los Angeles Times has reported that Ronald Boyd, chief of the Port of Los Angeles Police Department, was indicted on federal charges of honest services fraud and tax evasion.  The indictment accuses Boyd of using his influence as chief of police to award a contract to an unnamed company which developed a smartphone app called Portwatch.  In exchange, the company entered into a profit-sharing agreement with a company created by Boyd.  The chief’s share of the profits was allegedly contingent him being able to secure the Portwatch contract with the Authority.  Apparently, the app never took off and Boyd earned little more than the indictment.

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