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Officer Who Lied About Shooting Gets Probation

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police detective who was convicted of claiming he was shot by another man and seeking worker’s compensation has been sentenced to probation and community service.

Anthony N. Fata was convicted in August of perjury, fraud and misconduct in office. He was ordered to serve two years on probation and perform 500 hours of community service at sentencing Tuesday in Baltimore Circuit Court.

Fata, a 14-year veteran, said he was shot on Jan. 18, 2011 in a garage near police headquarters by another man and returned fire. He suffered a graze wound to his thigh.

Prosecutors say Fata shot himself to obtain worker’s compensation benefits.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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