Cop Ruby Diaz had relationship with gangster, allegedly funneled him money in prison

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Diaz pic via St. Paul Police PIO on Twitter
Diaz (left) allegedly funneled money to Smaller (right).
St. Paul Police Officer Ruby Diaz has been placed on leave and faces two counts of aggravated forgery and another of electronic identify theft for allegedly using another person's personal information to funnel money to St. Paul gangster Ramone Smaller, who's currently in prison in St. Cloud.

We wrote about Smaller's sordid story on Friday (read the backstory here), but according to prosecutors, members of Gotta Havit and Hustle Made Mafia weren't the only ones involved in his various crimes.

See also: Did St. Paul police use shady tactics to arrest alleged child sex solicitor Robert Hagen?

After Smaller, 21, began serving a six-year sentence for attempted murder in January, Officer Diaz, 38, allegedly sent him $1,500 in money orders in five separate $300 increments.

The reason? At a news conference on Friday, St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith said Diaz developed a "relationship" with Smaller. Smith didn't elaborate, and St. Paul PD spokesman Paul Paulos didn't immediately respond to our voicemail seeking more information.

Diaz allegedly used the name and address of a college acquaintance to create the account needed to send an inmate money. The acquaintance told police "she never sent money to [Smaller]" and said Diaz "violated their trust... [she] was never authorized to use [the] information to send money to the MN DOC account of [Smaller]."

As for how Diaz was caught, the complaint says, "Two of the five on-line transactions that deposited money into [Smaller's] prison account were traced to an IP address that belonged to the St. Paul Public Schools. [Diaz] is a School Resource Officer at Humboldt High School. The St. Paul Public School's IT department traced the Western Union transactions to [Diaz's] computer."

And on that note: Recordings of prison phone conversations also indicated Diaz was funneling Smaller money.

"During multiple conversations, [Diaz] and [Smaller] are discussing money and how [Diaz] will provide [Smaller] with money," the complaint says. "A review of [Smaller's] prison account indicates that no funds were placed into his account under [Diaz's] name."

To read the criminal complaint for yourself, click to page two.

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ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

That is a nice picture with her daughter. What an unfortunate situation. Her daughter is humiliated, she will probably loose her job and she might face criminal charges. 

Kevin Jay
Kevin Jay

is she also being investigated for any gang ties within the school itself? and, is she being charged with also using government property in the process of a crime? Do not think so...some communities would say she is being harassed needlessly. She is just a victim herself? WTF

Cindy Petree
Cindy Petree

remove her,what the hell does she want with this,must be a great mentor haha,get rid of her must be a pos like him

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

This is a charming tale, isn't it?  Like the Hennepin County jail guard and her friend the Minneapolis South High lunch lady, who were buying guns for their incarcerated gangster boyfriends.

How and why does this happen?

Every necessary industry in this country has been financialized and is being squeezed to extract every possible penny.  That includes education, health care, housing, law enforcement, retirement finance, retail, customer service; everything we actually need.  As the squeeze tightens, wages and working conditions deteriorate.  The caliber of people who will stay in those jobs lowers.  So we have the girlfriends of gangster dope dealers working as low-level cops, jail guards and lunch ladies because nobody on the up-and-up can afford to do those jobs anymore.

This happens in every society as it turns Fascist.  Read Sinclair Lewis' "It Can't Happen Here" for a great illustration of how it would have gone in the 1930s.  The worst of the worst are put in charge of local policing, precisely because they'll do a terrible job and have axes to grind.  While they create chaos for everyday citizens, the real looting goes on in earnest, undeterred.

As our economic system's self-cannibalism accelerates, and the elites have to squeeze us harder and harder with "Austerity" to maintain themselves in the style to which they've become accustomed, we'll see a lot more of this.

Ezylite Wnax
Ezylite Wnax

Leave she needs to be removed from the department

Bob Taugner
Bob Taugner

Oh Ruby...Don't take your love to prison.

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

With all the single decent guys out there, she has to get involved with a useless POS gangster. What a stupid woman.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@swmnguy ....yet you still fight for more fascism everyday. GENIUS. 

KennyX
KennyX

Based on her picture, I somehow kinda have a feeling that she isn't into guys. 

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

@mingtran  Ming, could you please give me your definition of "Fascism?"  Without it, I can't make heads or tails of your comment, nor respond.

sierrafern
sierrafern

Wow. Because you can look at someone and immediately tell their sexual preference?

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@swmnguy @mingtran Ming has no idea what fascism really is - he just listens to the Fox News Cliven Bundy T-baggers ranting about it. We'll see him in the news one of these days in some event like what happened in Vegas over the weekend. 

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@KennyX...and you are very far from being one. I'd bet you haven't even graduated from high school by the tone of your comments.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@KennyX ...and what's wrong with that?

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

Did you get fired from your dishwashing job at Burger King? You seem to have extra time for dumbfuck comments these days.

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