DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A former Dunwoody Police detective has pleaded guilty to sharing confidential information in exchange for plane tickets, cars and other benefits.
Robert Pasquale Bentivegna, 64, of Woodstock was convicted of computer fraud. He will be sentenced June 1.
Federal prosecutors said Bentivegna searched the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) for active arrest warrants for an informant connected to several illegal activities. In exchange, he received kickbacks, including airline tickets so he and his wife could travel to New York, and cars for his son and daughter.
The GCIC contains information that could allow criminals to flee before they can be arrested, according to Acting U.S. Attorney John Horn.
"Bentivegna's conduct undermines trust in law enforcement and could have exposed the public to significant harm," Horn said in a statement.