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Former police officer gets 10 years in federal prison on fraud

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According to the indictment, between April 5, 2011, and June 15, 2011, Wilson received cash payments totaling $24,500 for his assistance to individuals he believed to be drug traffickers.Wilsons assistance included transporting what he believed to be cocaine and drug money to locations in and around Nashville.On three occasions, Wilson was on duty, in uniform, and in an official police vehicle while assisting individuals who he believed to be drug traffickers.Wray assisted Wilson in transporting purported cocaine and drug money on two occasions.

Wrays plea agreement detailed a June 7, 2011, FBI controlled, undercover operation, during which, Wilson, while in uniform and on duty, met with Wray and an undercover FBI agent at a local truck stop to obtain a bag containing 5 kilograms of purported cocaine. Wilson and Wray believed the undercover agent to be a drug trafficker and after obtaining the 5 kilograms of purported cocaine, Wilson and Wray proceeded to a local restaurant where they met with another undercover FBI Agent whom they also believed to be a drug trafficker. During the meeting, that undercover agent gave Wilson and Wray a locked bag containing $15,000 in cash in exchange for the bag containing 5 kilograms of purported cocaine.

After receiving the bag containing $15,000 in cash, Wilson proceeded to a hotel in Nashville and delivered the $15,000 to undercover agents and was paid $5,000 in cash for transporting the purported cocaine and money in his patrol car. Wray was not with Wilson during the meeting at the hotel, but was paid part of the $5,000 for his assistance to Wilson.

This case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Scarlett Singleton and Jimmie Lynn Ramsaur.

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