Retired Va. Detective Faces Corruption Charges

May 10, 2010

A retired Norfolk homicide investigator has been indicted by a federal grand jury on corruption charges.

Robert Glenn Ford is accused of accepting money from suspects in exchange for lying to prosecutors and judges about them providing valuable information in murder investigations. The indictment says the lies were intended to help the suspects get out on bond or get reduced sentences.

Ford's attorney, Lawrence Woodward, told The Virginian-Pilot that the retired detective investigated some of Norfolk's most difficult murder cases over the last 25 years. He declined further comment.

The five-count indictment was issued Friday and was unsealed Monday.

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