wjz-13 1057-the-fan all-news-99-1-wnew 1300logo2_67x35

Local

Baltimore City Police Officer Indicted For Illegally Recording Judge

View Comments
(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Popular Entertainment Photo Galleries

POEts: The Legendary, The Celebrity, The Local, The ControversialPOEts: The Legendary, The Celebrity, The Local, The Controversial

Celebrities Born Outside The U.S.Celebrities Born Outside The U.S.

Top Celebrities On TwitterTop Celebrities On Twitter

Ranking Stephen KingRanking Stephen King

Famous Women Who Underwent Double MastectomiesFamous Women Who Underwent Double Mastectomies

» More Photo Galleries

BALTIMORE (WJZ)— A Baltimore City police sergeant has been charged with illegally recording a judge.

The Baltimore City grand jury indicted Sgt. Carlos M. Vila on Wednesday, charging him with two violations of the wiretap statute and four counts of misconduct for allegedly recording a telephone conversation with a judge without her knowledge and later playing the recording.

On April 21, Vila allegedly recorded a portion of a phone conversation that he was having with Judge Joan B. Gordon to discuss a warrant.

It is a felony to secretly intercept wire, oral and electronic communications.

And on May 22, he allegedly played the recording at the Southeast District Police Station. A fellow officer heard the recording and confronted Vila. An investigation followed.

Vila is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 10.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. A person is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,228 other followers