Former Law Enforcement Officers Sentenced for Theft of Government Funds
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 16, 2013|
JACKSON, MS—Two former law enforcement officers were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee for theft of government funds and property.
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.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jerry Rushing and Mike Hurst.