Officer who lied to FBI about robbery sentenced to probation

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former Pittsburgh police officer who lied to the FBI about a bank robbery committed by his girlfriend’s son has been spared a federal prison sentence.

Antoine Cain pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents investigating an armed robbery at the Citizens Bank in Crafton in January 2018.

Authorities said he twice denied knowing who the robber was when he did know because the robber, the son of a woman he had been involved with, had confessed to him.

Cain was sentenced Monday to a year on probation, including 90 days’ home confinement. The judge cited his 25-year record as an officer and his military service. He apologized, saying he “meant no disrespect” to the FBI.

The robber and his mother have also entered guilty pleas and are awaiting sentencing.

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