All three of the accused face prison time should they be found guilty of the charges filed against them.
Speaking to local media, the Santa Clara County District Attorney, Jeff Rosen said “Call this quid pro quo. Call it pay-to-play. Call it give to get. It is illegal and deeply erodes public confidence in the criminal justice system,”
“When high-ranking members of a law enforcement agency are at the heart of a bribery scheme, it tarnishes the badge, the honour, the reputations and – tragically – the effectiveness of all law enforcement agencies.”