New York City Police Officer Emmanuel Tavarez Pleads Guilty To Helping Rob Cocaine Dealers

NEW YORK (AP/CBSNewYork) – A former NYPD officer has pleaded guilty to using his badge to help bandits rob cocaine dealers.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell: He Faces Life In Prison

Emmanuel Tavarez entered the plea Monday in federal court in Brooklyn.

Federal prosecutors alleged that the eight-year veteran was part of a crew that pulled more than 100 holdups. They said it made off with more than 250 kilograms of cocaine and $1 million in cash.

Tavarez was accused of using his authority to stage fake police raids. He also outfitted his fellow robbers with raid jackets to make them look like real officers.

The 31-year-old faces a possible life term at sentencing on July 29.

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  • Ronnie E

    just one of the thousands that are corrupt. ticket fixing in the Bronx. What else?

  • kendra

    good cause cops act they are above the law and don,t deserve toget in trouble like the rest of us….when in fact they r here to inforce and and serve and protect us from the crimanals when most of them are the criminals..

    • Gerry

      Learn how to spell before you comment. At least try to act intelligent.

  • Jose Nuni Alomar

    He was arrested by another corrupted cop that he didn’t share with.

  • Johnny Handsome

    Come on!!! You can’t steal the CIA’s drugs and expect to get away with it!

  • M.A.D

    He pleaded guilty in exchage for something….like giving up whom ever he was really working for. He is not doing time, he is going into hiding.

  • HooDatIS?

    someone needs to rob all the drug dealers….good thing it was a cop…shake em down shake em up
    now lock em up together
    visit my blog

  • Ricki

    …was he arrested by …REAL…Cops?

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