Ex-Officer Admits To Alerting 2 To Wiretaps
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Prince George’s County police officer has admitted to telling two people about wiretaps being used during an investigation into drug dealing in Washington.
Vanessa Edwards-Hamm, 38, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to making an unlawful disclosure of wire, oral or electronic communications. She faces a maximum of five years in prison at sentencing in March.
Edwards-Hamm agreed to resign from the Prince George’s County Police Department.
According to the government’s evidence, Edwards-Hamm learned in February that federal agents had wiretapped the brother of a friend in a drug investigation.
Prosecutors say Edwards-Hamm also told her own brother about the wiretaps and urged him to stay away from the man.
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