Ex-Dallas Cop Who Traded Hooker Info For Sex Gets 18 Months for Obstruction

For a former Dallas vice cop set to head to federal prison this summer it was, as it was for Richard Nixon, not about the crime, but about the cover up.

Jose Luis Bedoy was convicted in October of telling a prostitute with whom he was having a relationship to get out of town and to keep the FBI agents investigating whether he had given her sensitive information from entering her apartment. Bedoy, feds say, had given the prostitute information about how to avoid getting busted by undercover police officers after the 2009 raid of the "adult entertainment establishment" where she worked. Eventually, Bedoy would try to teach her how to use Backpage.com without getting arrested and tip her to a coming raid, authorities say.

See also: A Dallas Vice Cop Tipped Off His Favorite Hooker to Police Raids, Prosecutors Say

Bedoy was sentenced to 18 months in prison on four counts of obstruction of official proceedings and obstruction of justice. At Tuesday's sentencing hearing, according to the Morning News, Bedoy's attorney Dan Hagood told U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn that Bedoy has suffered in "ways we can't imagine." Bedoy's neighbors put "for sale" signs in his yard and Bedoy's cop coworkers have shunned him, Hagood said.

Bedoy was not placed in custody after the hearing. He was ordered to begin serving his sentence on July 7.


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