A Revere police officer who was allegedly recorded on both video and audio as he collected a $200 cash bribe while on duty, in uniform, and in a marked police cruiser was arrested today on charges of lying to FBI agents.
Officer Todd Randall is due to appear in US District Court in Boston this afternoon following his arrest earlier today on one count of lying to federal agents, according to court records.
According to an FBI affidavit filed in court, Randall met with a person cooperating with the FBI in 2010 and agreed to help quash a pending criminal case in Chelsea District Court in return for a cash payment.
On Jan. 22, 2010, the FBI said in court papers, Randall was under surveillance by federal agents. Randall, the FBI alleged, was on duty, in his Revere police uniform, and behind the wheel of a cruiser when he drove over city boundaries into Everett.
At a residence that the FBI said had been wired for video and sound by them prior to Randall’s arrival, the cooperating individual allegedly gave Randall $200 in cash. And Randall explained how he would “compromise’’ a pending case in Chelsea court.
Randall also allegedly asked the person how he could obtain prescription painkillers. Randall, according to the affidavit, bragged that he used to purchase Percocet pills by the “wheelbarrow’’ but could no longer find large amounts to buy.
Last month, FBI agents confronted Randall at his home, according to the affidavit. Randall allegedly denied meeting the informant, denied taking cash from the informant, and denied driving to Everett in uniform in a marked cruiser.
“If there is photo of me, I’d like to see it,’’ Randall allegedly told the FBI agents.
The affidavit does not indicate if the agents showed Randall what he had asked for. However, copies of a photograph allegedly showing Randall taking the cash were attached to the court papers.
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