Two former Baltimore police detectives pleaded guilty Friday in a federal racketeering case.
Evodio Hendrix, 32, of Randallstown, and Detective Maurice Ward, 36, of Middle River, appeared before a judge separately Friday afternoon. They are two of seven members of a now-disbanded gun task force accused of robbing people and falsifying overtime, among other charges.
Outside court, Hendrix's defense attorney, Harvey Bruner, said that his client regrets his conduct.
"Of course he is, he's sorry," Bruner said.
The two former detectives admit they robbed people during search warrants and traffic stops. They admit overtime fraud and falsifying documents to cover their crimes.
Each nearly doubled their salaries in overtime, much of it for time when they weren't working.
One plea agreement reveals new details about the overtime fraud and how it was done, saying: "The practice at the (Gun Trace Task Force) was that if a subset of the GTTF had a gun arrest, all members of the GTTF, regardless of whether they had actually participated in the arrest, would submit individual overtime reports as if they did. On some occasions, this occurred when Detective Ward and his co-defendants were not working at all on the day of the arrest."