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Authorities: Pittsburgh officer lied to FBI during bank robbery probe

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 30, 2018 9:23 AM
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Two Pittsburgh Police vehicles parked at Market Square, Pittsburgh. (John Marino via Wikimedia Commons)

(Pittsburgh) -- A veteran Pittsburgh police officer stands accused of lying to the FBI during a bank robbery investigation this year.

Antoine Cain was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court with two counts of making false statements to government agents. The court records were unsealed Thursday.

A Pittsburgh police spokesman says Cain has reached a plea deal with prosecutors and has been placed on unpaid suspension. But further details were not disclosed, and a telephone number for Cain could not be located Friday.

Cain has served on the force since 1994.

Authorities say Cain lied on two occasions to FBI agents investigating the Jan, 8 armed robbery. They say he denied knowing who the robber was when he did know because the robber had confessed to him.

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