New York City New York Police Department Tow Truck Scheme (2020-2021)
Between May 2020 and May 2021, New York City New York Police Department officers James Davneiro and Giancarlo Osma would recommend a towing and repair company operated by former officer Michael Perri in exchange for bribes and in violation of department policy.
In June 2020, Perri resigned to start his own towing company.
On October 1, 2021, Davneiro, Osma, and Perri were each indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate the Travel Act and one count of using interstate facilities to commit bribery. Davneiro and Osma were suspended without pay.
In November 2021, Davneiro resigned.
On November 15, 2022, Perri pleaded guilty. He faces up to five years in prison and will forfeit over $150,000.
On November 16, 2022, Osma pleaded guilty and resigned from the department. He faces up to five years in prison and will forfeit approximately $26,000.
On November 17, 2022, Davneiro pleaded guilty. He faces up to five years in prison and will forfeit $25,000.
- Three Former NYPD Police Officers Plead Guilty to Bribery Scheme, Department of Justice, 2022-11-17
- Three Current and Former NYPD Officers Charged with Bribery, Department of Justice, 2021-10-01
- Robert Pozarycki, Kickback scheme puts three current, former NYPD officers in Queens on wrong side of law, amNY, 2021-10-02