Former officer gets prison for selling misbranded body armor
BALTIMORE (AP) — A former police officer has been sentenced to a year in prison for making false claims about body armor he sold to law enforcement, military and defense clients.
A release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Maryland says 41-year-old Marco DeCamillo was sentenced Thursday to prison time, three years’ supervised release and $124,000 in restitution on a charge of mail fraud Thursday.
According to the plea agreement, the Reading, Pennsylvania, man owned a business called Mad Dragon Tactical that sold tactical gear, including $169,000 worth of body armor that was false classified by the National Institute of Justice, which conducts ballistic testing.
Authorities said DeCamillo used his status as a West Reading police officer to sell it to clients who were relying on his representations of product quality and safety.