Wednesday, December 03, 2008

And the Beat Goes On

FBI agents stage sting to snare corrupt Ill. cops - Yahoo! News: "CHICAGO – Duffel bags stuffed with cocaine were delivered by plane to an out-of-the-way suburban airport while two sheriff's officers provided security. A police officer stood by to guard the cash and keep out the riffraff at a poker game where $100,000 changed hands. And a drug dealer was told squad cars marked 'sheriff' and 'sheriff's police' might be available on a 'freelance' basis to provide protection for his deliveries.

Such tales of law enforcement gone awry emerged in court papers Tuesday as federal prosecutors unveiled a series of elaborate sting operations aimed at officers who hired out to ride shotgun for drug deals and other criminal activities."

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