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Former Port of L.A. police chief admits to tax evasion and lying to the FBI

Former Port of L.A. police chief admits to tax evasion and lying to the FBI

The former chief of police at the Port of Los Angeles pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of tax evasion and providing a false statement to the FBI.

Ronald Boyd, who previously oversaw the police agency at one of the nation's busiest seaports, also admitted to a misdemeanor count of failure to file a complete income tax return in 2011, according to his attorney, Vicki Podberesky.

As part of the plea deal, prosecutors agreed to drop the federal corruption charges that alleged Boyd, 58, hid his business ties to a software developer he was helping to win a contract at the port, according to a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.

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