A former Prince George's County police officer was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for his role in a smuggling operation.
Sinisa Sinic pleaded guilty to protecting deliveries to Maryland of untaxed cigarettes and liquor from Virginia. Some of the booze and cigarettes wound up at Tick Tock Liquors of Hyattsville.
This was one of several sites raided by the FBI as part of a sweeping probe of corruption in Prince George's county in 2010.
That investigation would ultimately nab former County Executive Jack Johnson and his wife Council member Leslie Johnson, who stuffed $80,000 in her undergarments and refused to resign until after her indictment and guilty plea, as well as a handful of smaller fish including three county officers.
The sentence for Simic was much harsher than for the other two officers, one a sergeant the other a corporal, because Simic was also smuggling cocaine in an unrelated case.