Twin brothers who pleaded guilty to bribing D.C. police officers in a sting operation were sentenced to prison time Tuesday.
The 39-year-old brothers, Larry and Garry Moody, paid $8,000 to police officers for their help in dismissing Larry Moody’s earlier narcotics charge, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C. The police, however, were working with the FBI.
A federal judge sentenced Larry Moody to 30 months in prison on the bribery charge and an additional 90 months for possession of heroin with intent to sell near a school, for a total of 10 years.
The judge sentenced Garry Moody to 21 months in prison for the bribery charge. Garry Moody will also be under supervised release for three years after his prison sentence is complete.
Both men pleaded guilty to the charges in October.
Authorities said undercover D.C. police officers arrested Larry Moody on Feb. 12, 2009, after he was seen preparing to sell heroin to two men on the 1200 block of I Street SE.
After his arrest, Larry Moody and his brother offered money to police officers to get the charge dismissed.
On May 5, 2009, one of the officers met with Garry Moody at a Northwest Washington restaurant and handed over $8,000.