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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Submitted by Phillip Smith on (Issue #1071)
Drug War Issues

A sticky-fingered Louisiana lawman heads for prison, so does a cocaine distributing Texas bailiff, and more. Let's get to it:

In Edinburg, Texas, a former Hidalgo County bailiff was sentenced Monday to five years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute narcotics. Oscar De La Cruz was arrested in May 2018 during an FBI raid amid accusations that he helped traffic more than five kilograms of cocaine.

In Kingman, Arizona, a former Mojave County jail guard was sentenced last Friday to two years in state prison for smuggling drugs and tobacco to her boyfriend and another inmate at the jail. Ashley Aquino, 24, entered a plea agreement convicting her of promoting prison contraband. The boyfriend and the other inmate also face charges.

In Covington, Louisiana, a former St. Tammany Parish police officer was sentenced last Thursday to four years in prison for stealing cocaine, cash, and guns from the department evidence room. William Jones Jr., 46, was convicted of making off with $6,300 cash, two guns, and an unspecified amount of cocaine in a trial in May.

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