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Former officer gets prison for selling misbranded body armor

Posted at 6:31 AM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 06:31:38-05

A former police officer has been sentenced to a year in prison for making false claims about body armor he sold to law enforcement, military and defense clients.

A release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland says 41-year-old Marco DeCamillo was sentenced Thursday to prison time, three years' supervised release and $124,000 in restitution on a charge of mail fraud Thursday.

According to the plea agreement, the Reading, Pennsylvania, man owned a business called Mad Dragon Tactical that sold tactical gear, including $169,000 worth of body armor that was false classified by the National Institute of Justice, which conducts ballistic testing.

Authorities said DeCamillo used his status as a West Reading police officer to sell it to clients who were relying on his representations of product quality and safety.