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Contra Costa Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Tanabe

Ex-Contra Costa Deputy Pleads Not Guilty In ‘Dirty DUI’ Case

Former Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy Stephen Tanabe pleaded not guilty to aiding a private investigator in arranging the drunken driving arrests of three husbands in divorce cases.

12/20/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

State Advancing East Bay Drug Cop Case Pending Federal Proceedings

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.

12/15/2011

Ex-San Ramon Officer Accused Of Domestic Violence

A former San Ramon police officer who was allegedly wrapped up in a Contra Costa County police scandal was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of domestic violence, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

09/16/2011

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Ex-Investigator Pleads Not Guilty Over CoCo Brothel, Drug Ring Charges

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.

CBS San Francisco–08/19/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Top CoCo Drug Cop & Friend Indicted By Feds For Drug Dealing, Prostitution

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/15/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

CoCo Drug Cop Linked To Brothel Allegedly Targeted Competition

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Attorney Hints At Possible Widening Of CoCo Law Enforcement Scandal

It’s a case that, by all accounts, has stunned the East Bay law enforcement community.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/09/2011

San Ramon Officer Accused In Drug Probe Appears In Court

The third police officer charged in a widening police scandal in Contra Costa County made his first court appearance Friday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/06/2011

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San Ramon Police Officer Arrested In Drug Probe

A San Ramon police officer was arrested Wednesday morning for a number of crimes related to the activities of a Contra Costa County drug task force.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/04/2011

Contra Costa Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Tanabe

Ex-Contra Costa Deputy Pleads Not Guilty To ‘Dirty DUI’ Scheme

Stephen Tanabe and Christopher Butler both pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges during a court appearance Thursday.

CBS San Francisco–04/21/2011

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