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Former NYPD Auxiliary Sergeant Sentenced in Cocaine Conspiracy

By Trevor Kapp | April 4, 2012 12:53pm
Police tape coiled around a tree outside a crime scene.
Police tape coiled around a tree outside a crime scene.
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MANHATTAN — A former NYPD auxiliary sergeant was sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court Monday to more than 10 years in prison for participating in a conspiracy, along with and NYPD cop, to ship cocaine from Long Island to the Bronx.

Rafael Jimenez, 58, pleaded guilty in November 2010 and was hit with 127 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest for his part in the scheme.

His co-defendant, Alfredo Rivera, 53, a retired NYPD officer, was convicted in February of one count of participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and one count of using, carrying and possessing a firearm in connection.

According to testimony, Jimenez, a volunteer with the NYPD, told a government informant in January 2010 that he would use an armed, retired NYPD officer to assist in cocaine transportation.