A Burbank police officer has agreed to plead guilty to one count of making false statements to federal investigators during a probe into an alleged scheme involving his girlfriend and her estranged husband.
Anthony Valento, a 17-year-veteran of the Burbank Police Department, agreed to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release, along with a $100 special assessment, according to the agreement, which was filed in U.S. District Court Friday.
The agreement still needs to be approved by a judge.
Valento declined to comment on the agreement and referred all comments to his attorney, who could not be reached immediately.
The officer was indicted in November after allegedly agreeing to attempt to influence prosecutors to reduce or dismiss criminal charges against his girlfriend’s estranged husband, Jeremy Bassett, in exchange for money for his girlfriend, Gayle Bassett, as part of the pair’s divorce settlement, records show.