Assistant Chief & Sergeant On Paid Leave, Under Investigation

PSL Police Assistant Chief William Vega

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Two high-ranking Port St. Lucie police officers are on paid leave while being investigating on suspicions of falsifying documents.

Anonymous complaints were sent to the Martin County Sheriff's Office and the School District, alleging Assistant Police Chief William Vega and his brother, Sergeant Robert Vega, conspired to give a false address so a family member could play football for Martin County High School. The assistant chief is also a coach for the team.

They're also accused of encouraging parents of other kids to falsify documents and give fake address in Martin County.

A member of the Florida High School Athletic Association says there is a program that allows students to play for and attend schools outside their home counties, but the high school in question does not participate in that program.

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