Calif. Cop Receives Jail Time for Insurance Fraud

April 9, 2009

A former Los Angeles police officer has been sentenced to a year in jail for filing false reports about shooting himself and setting fire to his own BMW.

The district attorney’s office said Tuesday that Anthony Razo had pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and filing a false police report.

Razo first claimed in January two men attacked him and one of them shot him in the shoulder with his own service gun. The 49-year-old now says the two men do not exist and he shot himself.

In a separate incident, he admitted torching his car and falsely reporting it stolen to collect an insurance claim.

The 14-year veteran had worked in an anti-gang unit.

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