Two former New Orleans Police Department narcotics detectives were sentenced on Thursday July 17th to eighteen months in prison for charges of federal wire fraud and theft. Rafael Dobard, 39, and Quincy Jones, 33, have also been ordered by United States District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown to repay $18,484 and $19,064 to the city of New Orleans.
The two men pleaded guilty in February to fraud and conspiracy charges after being arrested in November of 2013 by FBI Agents. Dobard and Jones admitted to submitting falsified time sheets showing that they had been working for the NOPD during hours when they were actually working as security guards at New Orleans housing projects. Both men are also guilty of stealing funds that had been set aside for informants and other officers in their unit.
Dobard had been an NOPD officer for eight years, Jones for 11 years. Both officers had previously been assigned as detectives to NOPD’s Fourth District Narcotics Unit and were suspended in February of this year.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department Integrity Bureau. Assistant United States Attorney Michael B. Redmann prosecuted the case.