2 denied bond in corruption case
|Updated: 10/14/2011 5:31 pm
||Published: 10/14/2011 10:56 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge has denied bail for two of five law enforcement officers indicted after a four-year investigation into corruption and drug trafficking in eastern Arkansas.
Both Robert "Bam Bam" Rogers and Robert Wahls were detained following bond hearings Friday in federal court in Little Rock.
Authorities say Rogers thought he was protecting shipments of drugs when he accepted $500 to escort a person posing as a drug trafficker through the Mississippi Delta. An FBI special agent testified that Wahls had allegedly taken money three separate times to transport what he thought was cocaine.
The three other officers indicted in Operation Delta Blues are expected to appear in court next week for bond hearings.
Authorities say 70 people were indicted in the case and 67 have been arrested.
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