Sex Bribe Lands Ex-cop in Prison

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    A former California Highway Patrol officer has been sentenced to two years in prison for dismissing a speeding ticket in exchange for sex.

    Superior Court Judge Lia Foster sentenced 53-year-old Abram Carabajal on Friday for perjury and receiving a bribe, giving him a harsher sentence than the Probation Department recommended.

    Verdicts In for "Sex or Ticket" Trial

    [DGO] Verdicts In for "Sex or Ticket" Trial
    Jurors convicted former CHP officer Abram Carabajal on bribery and perjury charges while acquitting co-defendant Shirin Zarrindej of both those counts. The jury deadlocked 11-1 on the conspiracy charge against both defendants. (Published Tuesday, June 22, 2010)

    Prosecutors say Carabajal asked a traffic court judge to dismiss the case against Shirrin Zarrindej because he had not received the subpoena for her ticket.

    He and Zarrindej later met at an Oceanside motel for sex.

    Speeding-Ticket Sex-Bribe Case Going to Trial

    [DGO] Speeding-Ticket Sex-Bribe Case Going to Trial
    A former Highway Patrol officer will stand trial for allegedly fixing a ticket for a female motorist in return for sex. (Published Thursday, June 25, 2009)

    Zarrindej was acquitted of subornation of perjury and bribery.

    During the trial, several women testified Carabajal had given them his cell number after writing them tickets, offering to "work something out."