A former Contra Costa County drug task force commander pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to a number of felony charges stemming from a police corruption case that scandalized the Bay Area.
The former commander of an East Bay narcotics task force is pleading guilty to stealing drugs from evidence lockers and trying to sell them on the street with the help of a private investigator.
A disgraced former police commander was back in state court Thursday morning, along with several other co-defendants; as the state charges from the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office proceed just six months after the feds took over the case.
A former private investigator in Contra Costa County indicted for allegedly stealing drugs from a state-run drug task force has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
A federal grand jury indicted former Contra Costa County narcotics task force Commander Norman Wielsch and private investigator Christopher Butler on charges of illegally selling confiscated drugs and operating a brothel.
A former Contra Costa County police commander accused of running a brothel is now facing allegations that he used his police power to eliminate competing brothels.
The ex-commander of Contra Costa County’s drug task force, already charged with a slew of drug crimes, is now under investigation for allegedly running a brothel.