A FEDERAL JUDGE yesterday sentenced a former cop to a year and a day in prison for lying to the feds about a romantic relationship he had with a police informant.
Robertito Fontan, 42, had been convicted by a federal jury in January on two of three counts of lying to the FBI.
U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick said yesterday that Fontan can begin serving his sentence on June 9.
Fontan had worked as an undercover narcotics cop. In 2003, he met a woman, Elizabeth Sanchez, at the Criminal Justice Center. She was facing drug charges. To help her, he introduced her to other cops, suggesting she could work as an informant. From 2004 to 2008, he and Sanchez had an intimate relationship.