Ex-police officer pleads guilty in 'Delta Blues'
|Updated: 1/26/2012 5:38 pm
||Published: 1/26/2012 5:36 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Arkansas say the second of five law enforcement officers indicted on drug-trafficking charges has pleaded guilty to extortion and money laundering.
Prosecutors agreed to drop the remaining charges against former Marvell Police Officer Robert Wahls in exchange for his guilty plea Thursday in Little Rock.
Wahls and four other law enforcement officers were indicted last year in a corruption and drug-trafficking investigation in eastern Arkansas. Sixty-six other people were indicted in the probe dubbed "Operation Delta Blues."
Helena-West Helena Police Officer Robert "Bam Bam" Rogers pleaded guilty to an extortion charge earlier this month.
Prosecutors say they're recommending a two-year prison sentence for Wahls. He will be sentenced on May 30.
His attorney didn't respond to a request for comment.
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