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Former Cincinnati Police officer pleads guilty to bribery

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A former Cincinnati Police officer could be headed to prison.

Michael Savard pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of bribery and filing a false tax return. The former captain made a deal with a sergeant to retire early so the sergeant could get promoted. He just needed to be paid $5,000.

The dealmaking happened at Cincinnati Police's headquarters and it was all recorded.

The bribery charge could carry a punishment as severe as 10 years in prison, or Savard could get probation. He'll be sentenced later in 2019 or early 2020.


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