Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2 Chicago cops charged in FBI sting

He appeared to be an easy mark — a homeless ex-con with almost 100 arrests.

So the drug dealers used him to move their cash around from spot to spot. And two Chicago police officers used him, too, authorities said. But instead of working him for information to get to the bad guys, the officers stole drug proceeds from the courier and then paid him for tipping them off to the opportunity, according to federal charges unsealed Monday.

What the two veteran officers, Sgt. Ronald Watts and Officer Kallatt Mohammed, didn't know until their arrests Sunday night was that it was all a sting set up by the FBI.

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