Pr. George's Police Officer Reaches Plea Agreement | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Pr. George's Police Officer Reaches Plea Agreement

Play associated audio

The allegations against Richard J. Delabrer, of Laurel, Md., are part of the wide ranging corruption investigation of Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson and his wife, County Council Member Leslie Johnson.

Federal authorities say Delabrer was paid by a prominent local liquor store owner to assure the transportation of untaxed alcohol in Maryland and Virginia. He was arrested in November and charged with conspiracy to commit extortion.

In addition, court documents indicate Delabrer also purchased untaxed cigarettes from an undercover agent and then resold them.

Delabrer, who retired in November after more than two decades on the Prince George's County Police force, is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt on May 25 for a re-agreement hearing. Details of the agreement have not been made public.

NPR

Mafia Wife, Getaway Driver, Stunt Woman: From The Underworld To Hollywood

Georgia Durante's career as a stunt driver has led to roles in car commercials and movies. But before the bright lights of Hollywood, the former model was speeding away from a dark past.
NPR

Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
NPR

Congress Uses Recent Issues To Attack NFL's Tax Exempt Status

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.
NPR

Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.