Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe pleads not guilty to corruption charges

NORFOLK, Va. - Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe pleaded not guilty to corruption charges during an arraignment at the Federal Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon.

McCabe will now go on trial in front of a jury on May 27, 2020. His co-defendant, Jerry Boyle, also pleaded not guilty and will go on trial at the same time.

Bob McCabe

In October, McCabe was indicted on federal corruption charges along Jerry Boyle, former head of the company Wellpath, which provides medical services at the jail.

Between January 2004 and December 2016, Boyle is accused of providing McCabe with gifts including cash, travel, gift cards and campaign contributions in exchange for contract extensions and renewals favoring Wellpath.

In McCabe's initial court appearance, the judge ordered he can't have any contact with his co-defendant and can only travel within the eastern district of Virginia and the southern district of Florida, where he now lives.

He had been granted a $10,000 unsecured bond by the court in his October appearance.

As he was leaving, reporters attempted to get a comment from McCabe. When asked what he wants to say to the people of Norfolk, McCabe responded, "Thank you guys. I hope you can respect that I can't make any comments."

McCabe's attorney detailed again how he plans to fight the case. "He's planning to defend himself vigorously and we're looking forward to the trial in May," said his attorney James Broccoletti.

Boyle didn't comment to reporters.

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