Updated: Friday, 07 Dec 2012, 5:51 PM EST
Published : Friday, 07 Dec 2012, 5:50 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Waterbury police detective has been arrested on federal charges that he obstructed an investigation into his personal taxes and lied to agents from the Internal Revenue Service.
Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Robert Liquindoli obtained false documents that he intended to present to the IRS to support deductions he claimed on tax returns for charitable donations. They say he later falsely told agents from the IRS that he had legitimate documents to support the deductions.
He appeared in federal court in Hartford on Friday and was released on $200,000 bond.
Liquindoli has worked for the Waterbury police since 2000 and has been placed on administrative leave. Police chief Michael Gugliotti said he has never been the subject of disciplinary action. Gugliotti said the department has opened its own internal investigation.