If convicted, both officers are facing a maximum of 10 years in prison for embezzlement and 5 for conspiracy. Salgado faces an additional 5 for lying to the FBI.
“Over the last two years, CPD [Chicago Police Department] has worked tirelessly to build trust and partnerships with the communities we serve,” Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. “That is why the alleged conduct is very troubling – it dishonors what I and every member of CPD have dedicated our lives to and risk our lives for each and every day.”
Police spokesman Frank Giancamilli said the officers were placed on administrative duties when they were informed of the investigation, and they were suspended without pay after the indictment.