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Trial begins for Boston police

Police officer Roberto Pulido offered his services to the man from Miami, allegedly agreeing to protect truckloads of cocaine on their way into Boston.

"I want a long relationship," he can be heard telling the man during a recorded conversation.

But the man was not a drug dealer, as Pulido believed. He was an undercover FBI agent.

As Pulido’s federal drug trial began today, a prosecutor told jurors they would hear numerous recordings of Pulido discussing plans to help drug dealers bring drug shipments here. Twice in 2006, he and two other Boston police officers allegedly helped the men by protecting trucks carrying cocaine, with Pulido allowing the men to use his auto repair shop garage to transfer the drugs for their next destination.

The federal agents had set up a sting operation. Pulido, Nelson Carrasquillo and Carlos Pizarro were arrested in July 2006 after they went to Miami to collect a $35,000 payment for a shipment of 100 kilograms of cocaine they had protected a month earlier and to celebrate with the men they thought were dealers.

Pulido’s lawyer, Rudolph Miller, told the jury his client had been entrapped by the agents, who used a career criminal who was a boyhood friend of Pulido’s to lure him into a phony drug operation.

"This entire case was manufactured by the government," Miller said.

Carrasquillo, 36, and Pizarro, 37, already have pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and conspiracy charges. Authorities describe Pulido, 42, as the ringleader.

Prosecutors claim Pulido was involved in a broad range of illegal activities, including buying and selling fraudulent gift cards from Home Depot and Best Buy; selling the names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of people he stopped or arrested to an identity theft ring; importing and selling steroids; and guarding an after-hours Boston social club frequented by drug dealers, prostitutes and uniformed police officers.

Although Pulido is not criminally charged in any of those activities, prosecutors were allowed to present a detailed account of his alleged role in those ventures to argue he was predisposed to commit a crime.

U.S. District Court Judge William Young, in explaining the law on entrapment, told the jurors it is legal for the government to offer someone the opportunity to commit a crime if authorities have evidence that the person is corrupt or willing to commit a crime, but the government cannot induce or pressure someone to act in a way he wasn’t already inclined to act.

FBI Agent Kevin Constantine testified that the investigation began in 2003 after Troy Lozano, a childhood friend of Pulido’s, was arrested in Philadelphia and began providing authorities with information about Pulido’s alleged role in the fraudulent gift card operation.

Lozano then began wearing a wire to record his conversations with Pulido, Constantine said. On the recordings, Pulido can be heard openly discussing the various illegal ventures.

Authorities said Pulido threatened to kill the children of associates who betrayed other members of the group.

"And if something goes bad, and they’re at fault, somebody is going to pay, either with their life or their children’s lives," Pulido said, according to a transcript of the recorded conversation.


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