Former D.C. Officer Sentenced After Internal Sting

Pleaded guilty to attempting to receive stolen goods

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    Authorities say a District of Columbia police officer arrested in an internal sting operation has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of attempting to receive stolen property.
     
    Prosecutors say 31-year-old Silvestre Bonilla was sentenced Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court. Bonilla and two other officers were arrested last March on charges that they arranged to buy iPads, televisions and other electronic equipment that they believed were stolen.

    Bonilla, a seven-year veteran of the department, resigned this week.
     
    Another officer, Dioni Fernandez was found guilty last month after a four-day trial. He is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.

    The Washington Examiner reports the third officer, Guillermo Ortiz, was sentenced to supervised probation.

    "These officers have not only taken for granted their position, but have tarnished the image of a great police department and disrespected the police officers who go out here every single day and put their life on the line and do their job with integrity," Chief Cathy Lanier said after the arrests in March.