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Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Former D.C. officer sentenced in stolen property case

A former D.C. police officer was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to attempting to receive stolen property in December, authorities said.

Silvestre Bonilla, 31, was sentenced Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Judge Bruce S. Mencher suspended a further 90 days on the condition that Bonilla complete a year of probation.

Seven-year veteran Bonilla resigned from the force this week, authorities said. He was one of three officers arrested on the same day in March 2011 as part of a sting operation involving stolen goods.

Dioni Fernandez was convicted of receiving stolen property in December and is awaiting sentencing. The third, Guillermo Ortiz, pleaded guilty to the same charge as Bonilla and was placed on probation.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/11/2012

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