BALTIMORE — A former Baltimore Police detective and a member of the Gun Trace Task Force was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for lying to federal agents.
Former Baltimore Police detective Ivo Louvado, 47 pleaded guilty in November for making false statements to federal agents in connection with a scheme to sell three kilograms of cocaine seized during a Baltimore Police Department investigation.
In addition, Louvado has been ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
On March 1, 2017, seven members of the BPD’s Gun Trace Task Force were arrested on federal racketeering charges.
Following the filing, the FBI continued to investigate misconduct and on May 30, 2018. Louvado agreed to participate in a voluntary interview with an FBI special agent and an FBI task force officer, who questioned him about the seizure of cocaine on February 19 and 20, 2009.
In that interview, Louvado knowingly falsified, concealed, and covered up material facts, namely, that he and two other officers had split the proceeds.
Former Baltimore Police officer Victor Rivera, 48, also pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal agents and was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison.