Ex-CHP officer gets 2 years for fixing ticket for sex
A former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for fixing a traffic ticket for a woman who agreed to have sex with him.
Abram Carabajal, 53, was convicted in June of bribery and perjury in the case involving Shirin Zarrindej, 49, a dog groomer from Encino. Zarrindej was acquitted of the same charges.
Carabajal wrote Zarrindej a ticket for speeding on Interstate 5 in 2008. On the day she appeared in court, Carabajal showed up and told the judge he had not received an official notice to be in court, which led the judge to dismiss the ticket.
Carbajal, a 26-year veteran of the CHP, retired two days after being questioned by investigators.
San Diego County Superior Court Judge Lisa Foster ordered Carabajal taken to jail immediately after she announced the sentence. Carabajal could have been sentenced to up to four years and eight months.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego