Friday, October 5, 2012

Bad to the badge

Very sad.

They abused the trust placed in them.

Former deputy gets five years in drug sting
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

As Christmas approached in 2009, a “smuggler” paid $1,200 to the men who escorted his cocaine load into San Antonio and added an extra $200 as a holiday bonus.

As it turns out, the “smuggler” and the security escorts both had badges. But only the escorts — former Bexar County deputies who worked at the jail — will be going to prison. The smuggler was an undercover FBI agent.

Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery on Thursday sentenced one of the ex-deputies, Hector Franco, to five years in prison, followed by five years of federal supervision.

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