Former Miami officer sentenced for taking bribes
Former Miami police officer sentenced in federal court for taking hundreds in bribes
MIAMI (AP) — A former Miami police officer has been sentenced to just over a year in federal prison for accepting hundreds of dollars in bribes as a police officer to protect a check-cashing business.
A federal judge in Miami sentenced 29-year-old Harold James on Tuesday. Prosecutors had recommended a year and a half, citing a February plea agreement, prompt admission of guilt and cooperation with investigators.
Authorities say James, who had resigned in November, was targeted by a fellow police officer who began working for the FBI after being implicated in a Liberty City sports gambling last year.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/ZLe3a0 ) reports that James and Dauphin are among 11 Miami police officers facing federal criminal charges or internal discipline related to the gambling protection scheme and other criminal activities.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
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