A PHILADELPHIA cop had a long-term romantic relationship with a confidential informant and then leaked classified information to the informant that her ex was under investigation by the feds, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
When interviewed by investigators, Officer Robertito Fontan lied about his relationship with the informant and denied having provided her with information, prosecutors said. On Wednesday, they charged him with three counts of making false statements to federal investigators.
This was not the first time that Fontan, 41, has been under investigation. In the late 1990s, he was investigated by police Internal Affairs for his role in the false arrest of a man who had spent two months behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. Fontan eventually was exonerated but was retrained.