Former officers sentenced for stealing govt. funds

July 17, 2013 in News, Police Report, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

From The Mississippi Link Newswire

JACKSON – Two former law enforcement officers were sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee for theft of government funds and property.

Kent Daniels (l) and Zach Robinson (r).

Zach Robinson, a former deputy with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, and Kent Daniels, a former Jackson Police officer and investigator for the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office, were each sentenced to 12 months in federal prison.

They were also ordered to pay joint restitution in the amount of $21,996.

In March 2013, Robinson and Daniels pled guilty to robbing a motel room that they believed was being used by a drug dealer. They took $23,000 and seven iPads that had actually been placed in the room by the FBI.

They initially faced 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.