Theft

Two Baltimore detectives plead guilty to racketeering charges, face up to nine years in prison

Two Baltimore detectives plead guilty to racketeering charges, face up to nine years in prison

Baltimore Police Detectives Evodio Hendrix and Maurice Ward admitted Friday that they robbed people in custody, billed for overtime hours they didn’t work and forged reports to cover their tracks — all part of a conspiracy stretching back at least to March 2015.

The two veteran officers pleaded guilty to racketeering during separate hearings in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. They face seven to nine years in prison under sentencing guidelines, though the judge could choose to impose the maximum 20 years.

Both men will be sentenced in February.

Prosecutors detailed the extent of the conspiracy, saying the detectives robbed people they encountered on the streets,...

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