San Jose cop convicted of writing bogus tickets
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- A San Jose police officer is facing possible prison time following his conviction on charges he wrote bogus tickets to two people involved in a lawsuit he filed.
Fifty-one-year-old George Chavez is scheduled to be sentenced in April after pleading no contest on Tuesday to false personation and filing a false report.
Authorities tell the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/1gqovOP) Chavez issued a phony traffic citation and parking tickets last October to a driver with whom he got into a crash and his own attorney in a subsequent lawsuit.
The victims' signatures were allegedly forged.
Chavez is a 23-year veteran of the force. He was placed on administrative leave when the allegations surfaced.
The Mercury News reports that his status with the police department was not clear on Tuesday.
Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com