The former Port of Los Angeles police chief has pleaded guilty to tax evasion and making false statements to FBI agents probing an alleged bribery scheme.
Ronald Jerome Boyd entered his plea in federal court Wednesday on the day he was to face trial. Boyd now faces up to 11 years in prison.
The 58-year-old was investigated over allegations that he accepted a financial interest in return for helping a company get a contract to develop a port-based smartphone app.
In his plea agreement, Boyd also acknowledged failing to report income he received from the owner of a guard service company that did business with the nation's busiest port complex.