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Former Montebello Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge

Posted by John Rogers | Sep 07, 2021

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Rudolph Petersen, pleaded guilty this morning to one charge of federal bribery. Petersen is a former officer with the Montebello Police Department. Court documents reflect that Petersen admitted to accepting $14,000 in cash from a drug trafficker in exchange for escorting narcotic shipments and searching a police database to supply the drug dealer information on people suspected of cooperating with law enforcement.

According to his plea agreement, Petersen served as a police officer for 4 years. He solicited and received numerous cash bribes from a gang member and drug trafficker identified in his plea agreement as “Co-Schemer 2.”

Petersen is scheduled to be sentence by U.S. District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld. He faces a statutory maximum of 10 years in federal prison.

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