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Ex-Lee County deputy guilty of stealing money during traffic stops

 

The Associated Press

 

JACKSON -- A former Lee County deputy has pleaded guilty to secretly removing cash from people''s wallets during traffic stops. 

 

 

 

The Justice Department said 35-year-old Michael Shane Minich pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock in Aberdeen to depriving citizens of their civil rights under color of law. 

 

 

 

Minich pleaded guilty to taking money from four different individuals, all of whom were Hispanic. 

 

 

 

Each offense carries a maximum possible penalty of one year in prison, one year of supervised release and a $100,000 fine.

 

 

 

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Article Comment BillC commented at 4/16/2010 12:32:00 AM:

Give him the maximum possible. Only a crooked judge is worse than a crooked cop.

 

Article Comment Tax payer commented at 4/16/2010 8:07:00 AM:

It's always the bad ones that get covered in the news. Guys like this make up less thatn 5% of the total lawinforcment in Mississippi.

 

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