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Indicted ex-Norfolk Sheriff McCabe arrested, appears in court

Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe is accused of defrauding taxpayers through a 'quid pro quo' bribery scheme.

NORFOLK, Va. — The former sheriff of the City of Norfolk has been arrested, following a federal indictment alleging he defrauded citizens through a bribery scheme.

According to court records, Bob McCabe was arrested on Wednesday and he appeared in court in the day.

The indictment claims McCabe and Gerard Boyle engaged in an illicit quid pro quo relationship while McCabe was sheriff. 

During most of the time covered in the indictment, Boyle was the Chief Executive Officer of Correct Care Solutions, a company that he founded and which contracted with the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office to provide medical services to the inmates at the Norfolk City Jail. 

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According to allegations in the indictment, between about January 2004 and December 2016, Boyle gave McCabe cash, travel, a loan, entertainment, gift cards, personal gifts, and campaign contributions. 

The gifts were in exchange for official actions that favored Boyle’s company with the medical services contract, including contract extensions and renewals, as well as inside bidding information. 

McCabe faces 11 charges, with each count carrying a maximum of 20 years.

On Wednesday, a judge issued McCabe a $10,000 unsecured bond. However, he has travel restrictions. However, he will still be able to move around and in between Hampton Roads his home in Florida.

A judge ruled he will not be able to have contact with the co-defendant.

McCabe's attorney James Brocoletti said his client plans to plead not guilty.

“If you’re a baseball fan you know tonight’s the seventh game of the world series. That’s where we’re headed – the seventh game of the world series," he said “He's just been humbled by the amount of support that the community has given him and reached out to him. It’s been very difficult times obviously for him and his family but the amount of support has been tremendous and he appreciates that. He’s very humbled by it.”

McCabe will be back in court on November 19 for an arraignment.

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