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Judge sentences ex-police chief to prison

July 22, 2019
| By AP |
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BAY CITY — A former small-town police chief has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for crimes related to the sale of guns and ammunition.

Robert Reznick was the police chief in Oakley, a village in Saginaw County.

He created a crew of 120 reserve officers from outside of Oakley, obtained guns at a reduced rate and then resold them to the reserves for a profit.

Reznick told a judge that he's "humiliated and completely remorseful."

The 366-day sentence issued last week will make him eligible for early release for good behavior. He had pleaded guilty to fraud and a tax crime.

Judge Thomas Ludington said he read many letters that portrayed Reznick as a "remarkable man." But the judge said his crimes weren't a "one-time error of judgment."

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