Judge Harvey Bartle III
Government prosecutors said Daniel Castro’s actions following his sentencing last week amounted to an attempt to intimidate a federal witness.
Castro, once a high-raking police inspector, pleaded guilty in June to a single count of conspiracy to commit extortion.
Despite an emotional show of remorse, corrupt former Philadelphia police officer Robert Snyder was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for taking part in a conspiracy to rob drug dealers and resell the stolen drugs.
Former Philadelphia police officer James Venziale has been sentenced to federal prison, but he got a big break for cooperating with the authorities in the prosecution of his partners in crime.