Puerto Rican Cop Guilty Of Helping Drug Dealers

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News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 1, 2011: A former Puerto Rican police officer has been found guilty of helping dealers.

David Gonzalez Perez was found guilty of 28 counts of conspiracy and drug-related charges on Wednesday, including helping to provide security to drug dealers.

Prosecutors say Perez from Arecibo received $36,000 in payments from drug dealers for his security services during 15 cocaine transactions and he also recruited 15 others to participate in the drug deals, including his brother and sister-in-law.

He faces a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison.