Corrupt Philadelphia officer Jonathan Garcia Gets Long Prison Sentence For Ripping Off Drug Dealers
Philadelphia police officer Jonathan Garcia was sentenced today to 17½ years in prison for stealing from drug dealers.
US District Court judge Legrome Davis Jr. told defendant Jonathan Garcia that he had done more harm than he can fathom.
“Jonathan Garcia was the mastermind of a criminal scheme — basically, they were robbing drug dealers,” says federal prosecutor Kevin Brenner. “They were using a confidential source in a way that was against Philadelphia police protocols. And they were using the source to set up drug dealers who they would then stop, search, and ultimately rob of money they recovered from them.”
Jonathan Garcia, who blamed greed and his own Percocet abuse, also admitted selling heroin that he had obtained from another source.