“A former Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison Wednesday for taking a bribe to arrest two men for drunken driving in a plot to tarnish the men in divorce cases,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

A federal judge called Stephen Tanabe a “corrupt police officer” who had damaged public confience in law enforcement,  the newspaper reported.

By Raul

Raul Hernandez is a former journalist. He has worked as a newspaper reporter for more than 30 years at the El Paso Herald-Post, El Paso Times, Press Enterprise in Riverside, California and the Ventura County Star in California. He was a court reporter for more than 20 years.

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