David Britto Fired From the Boynton Beach Police Department

Alleged meth trafficker/federal fugitive David Britto has officially been fired from the Boynton Beach Police Department.

Police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater tells the Pulp that the former cop was investigated by the department's internal affairs section as soon as they learned Britto had cut off his ankle monitor, which was on August 24.

After the police chief and the city manager signed off on Britto's termination, he was officially fired on September 15 for nonconformance to law by violating the conditions of his bond -- which occurred when Britto snipped off the ankle monitor, Slater says.

Britto was still being paid by the department prior to his firing, but the checks were no longer being directly deposited into his bank account -- meaning he'd personally have to walk into the police station and pick up the checks from the chief.

That didn't happen since Britto -- who's facing life in person on the meth-trafficking charge -- took a flight from Miami to Brasilia, Brazil, on August 24, according to documents filed last week by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Britto is now likely free to live the rest of his life in Brazil, since his citizenship in the country prevents him from being extradited to the United States.

Still, his mother, Janiber "Jane" Andrade Vieira, faces life in prison for allegedly helping him get out of the country.

Documents from the Drug Enforcement Administration claim that Vieira went to Chang Express Travel in Pompano Beach and bought her son a one-way plane ticket to Brazil with cash.

The feds allege she told Drug Enforcement Administration the next day that she did not help or assist Britto in obtaining or purchasing the plane ticket to Brazil, which they found out wasn't true after they discovered how Britto got the ticket.

Federal agents managed to capture Vieira trying to leave the country from JFK International Airport in New York to go to San Paulo, Brazil, on September 2.

She now faces charges of contempt of court, conspiracy to fail to appear before the court, and making a false statement. The contempt-of-court charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, while the other two charges call for maximum prison sentences of five years each.

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