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Former San Antonio police officer sentenced to 18 months in prison

Records show former officer held off filing possession of marijuana charge in exchange for money

A former San Antonio police officer has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release for theft of honest services by wire fraud, authorities say.
A former San Antonio police officer has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release for theft of honest services by wire fraud, authorities say.

A 37-year-old former San Antonio police officer was sentenced Monday afternoon to 18 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release for theft of honest services by wire fraud, authorities say.

According to court records, on Dec. 15, 2012, then-Officer Curtis W. Lundy responded to a call concerning an assault in progress at a Northside apartment complex.

At the scene, Lundy detained a person in connection with the assault after that individual admitted to Lundy that man was in possession of a user amount of marijuana, U.S. attorneys said.

While the man was detained, Lundy indicated that he would hold off on filing the possession of marijuana charge in exchange for a $400 payment. During subsequent phone conversations, authorities said Lundy raised the payment to $500.

The man subsequently contacted the FBI and at the agency's direction, was able to make multiple audio recordings of cellular telephone conversations with Lundy, officials said.

During one of those conversations, Lundy instructed the man to meet in order to collect the $500. Surveillance observed Lundy arrive by himself in a marked San Antonio Police Department patrol vehicle and collect an envelope from the man, which contained $500, U.S. attorneys said.

Lundy pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 10.