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Burbank officer gets prison for lying to federal investigators
Burbank officer gets prison for lying to federal investigators

A former Burbank police officer was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for lying to federal authorities who were investigating an alleged plot involving his girlfriend and her estranged husband. Anthony Valento, 44, pleaded guilty in March to one count of making false statements to federal authorities about his relationship with the woman, Gayle Bassett, while the FBI was investigating allegations that the pair was seeking money from her estranged husband in exchange for attempting to drop criminal charges filed against him. U.S. District Court Judge Percy Anderson said in court Monday that Valento’s conduct brought shame on himself and damaged the...

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