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Former Policeman Expected To Plead In Airport Drug Cash Smuggling Case

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A former police officer in suburban New York is expected to plead guilty to accepting a bribe to allow a prescription drug dealer to move cash proceeds through an airport.

Michael Brady is scheduled to appear Thursday in federal court in Bridgeport, Conn. He previously pleaded not guilty. Brady’s attorney now says he intends to plead guilty.

Authorities say Brady, a Florida state trooper and three federal Transportation Security Administration officers accepted cash or gift cards in exchange for permitting prescription drug dealers to transport painkillers and cash proceeds.

A dealer allegedly told authorities he paid Brady more than $20,000 to ensure he could carry large quantities of cash from the sales through airport security.

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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