Former deputy sentenced for accepting bribe
NEW ORLEANS - A former deputy who admitted to accepting a bribe to protect a contraband cigarette trafficking scheme has been sentenced.
News outlets report 32-year-old Garrett Partman was sentenced to three years of probation after previously pleading guilty to interstate transportation in aid of racketeering enterprises. Partman is a former Orleans Parish Sheriff's deputy.
According to court documents, Partman and two other men, who were law enforcement officers at the time of the indictment, were utilized to protect and transport the shipment of contraband cigarettes across state lines.
Anwar Abdelmajid-Ahmad, Jadallah Saed, and Atalla Atalla would then distribute and sell them to other states with higher cigarette taxes, resulting in a total federal and state government loss of $456,000.
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