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Sex or a Speeding Ticket? CHP Officer Found Guilty of Bribery

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Photo: San Diego Union-Tribune
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A 53-year-old former California Highway Patrol officer was convicted on Monday for dismissing a woman's speeding ticket in exchange for sex, according to the LA Times. Abram Carabajal said he and the woman were having a love affair, but four other women who testified said he made suggestive comments when pulled over by him. Carabajal was caught by investigators after he dismissed 49-year-old Shirin Zarrindej's ticket at a courthouse and headed to a hotel where she was waiting. Zarrindej, who was acquitted of charges, was pulled over in March of 2008 on the 5 Freeway near Camp Pendleton. She told the San Diego Union-Tribune that they became friends after she was ticketed and the motel room was reserved by her on her birthday. Carabajal was convicted of bribery and perjury and faces up to four years and eight months in jail.