2 Baltimore Police detectives convicted in corruption scandal

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Two Baltimore Police detectives involved in a major corruption scandal were found guilty Monday of racketeering conspiracy, racketeering, and robbery.

The men, Daniel T. Hersl, 48, and Marcus R. Taylor, 31, were part of the Gun Trace Task Force. Prosecutors said the men used their authority as police officers to steal money from citizens. "Their business model was that the people that they were robbing had no recourse — who were they going to go to?" acting U.S. Attorney Stephen Schenning said after the verdict. "That's what [the officers] were counting on." Hersl and Taylor each face maximum sentences of 60 years in prison.

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