LOS ANGELES -(AP)- A confidential police department report has found
that a retired deputy chief for several years helped launder money
from his son's sprawling cocaine ring, a newspaper reported Friday.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the police department probe
found that Deputy Chief Maurice Moore, who retired earlier this
year, allegedly retrieved, delivered, stored and laundered hundreds
of thousands of dollars in illicit profits. Moore allegedly acted on
behalf of his son, who ran the drug operation from federal prison,
according to the LAPD's internal investigation.


The FBI in December 1999 sent a letter to then-Chief Bernard C.
Parks telling him about their agents' suspicions that Maurice Moore
was involved in a major drug ring.

Chief Parks received the report in the midst of the Rampart
corruption scandal, which was sparked by a rogue police officer who
told of unjustified shootings, beatings, evidence planting and drug
dealing by other officers.

Despite the FBI's concerns, Parks allowed the deputy to help direct
the department's official inquiry into the Rampart scandal.


Pubdate: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 Source: San Diego Union Tribune (CA)
Copyright: 2002 Union-Tribune Publishing Co.
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