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Newport PD Accused of Trading Favors for Hotel Services

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A lawsuit filed last week claims high ranking Newport Beach Police Officers were trading favors in exchange for free services from a luxury hotel in Newport Beach.

The lawsuit says at one point a former Police Chief racked up a $10,000 dollar bill at the hotel in one weekend and didn't have to pay for it. According to the lawsuit high ranking officers would party for free at the hotel and get free booze, food and suites at a hotel near Fashion Island.

In exchange the police would do favors for the hotel.  Such favors included ignoring parking tickets and giving massage therapists licenses instantly...when the process normally takes months.

The lawsuit was filed by Zachery McEligot a former parking control officer who says he was fired and retaliated against. After looking into the misconduct and encouraging an investigation. McEligot also claims the hotel also used security video to cover up high ranking policy officers were partying with.  Sergeants, captains, former police chiefs and even the city manager were allegedly invovled in the quid-pro-quo deal.

In a written statement to FOX 11 the city of Newport Beach said, "The city of Newport Beach has not yet been served with the complaint. Based upon what we've heard and read in the news, however, we don't see any factual support or merit to mr. McEligot's claims.

"The city believes the termination was justified and was not done for nefarious reasons."

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