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Former DeKalb County Deputy Police Chief Sentenced for Taking Bribes
Frank Went from Enforcing the Law to Breaking the Law

U.S. Attorney’s Office          Northern District of Georgia
October 25, 2012                                   (404) 581-6000

ATLANTA—A former DeKalb County Deputy Police Chief who accepted bribes and the businessman who bribed him were sentenced today by United States District Judge William S. Duffey, Jr. Donald E. Frank, 49, of Monroe, Georgia, and Amin Budhwani, 48, a citizen of India who resides in Atlanta, previously pleaded guilty and cooperated against a third defendant in the case, Willie Daren Durrett, 47, of Tucker, Georgia. Durrett, who was serving as a DeKalb County Police lieutenant at the time of the bribery, will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012, before U.S. District Court Judge William S. Duffey, Jr.

United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said, “Budhwani paid Police Officers Frank and Durrett to act as his collection agents and to intimidate citizens they were sworn to protect into settling their financial disputes with him. Instead of enforcing the law, these officers chose to break it, lining their own pockets in the process. Their corrupt conduct is deserving of the sentences the court imposed.”

Mark F. Giuliano, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office said, “Criminal investigations involving police corruption are always disheartening but, because of their very nature, remain a priority for the FBI. The sentencing of defendants Frank and Durrett, who were experienced officers that held rank within their department, brings to a close a case that ended two promising law enforcement careers because of their abandonment of their sworn oaths and the public’s trust for personal gain.”

Frank was sentenced to three years, seven months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service. On April 1, 2011, Frank pleaded guilty to entering into a conspiracy with fellow DeKalb police officer Willie Darren Durrett to take bribes from Budhwani.

Budhwani was sentenced to one year, eight months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and fined $15,000. On June 1, 2010, Budhwani pleaded guilty to bribing Frank.

more at http://www.fbi.gov/atlanta/press-releases/2012/former-dekalb-county-deputy-police-chief-sentenced-for-taking-bribes

http://www.justice.gov/usao/gan/press/2011/04-01-11.html
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