Former Jail Deputy Admits To Accepting Bribery To Smuggle Contraband Inside Jail

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy will plead guilty to accepting a bribe in exchange for smuggling a cell phones, cigarettes and a note into the Men’s Central Jail.

Federal prosecutors say Gilbert Michel, 38, took $20,000 in cash in exchange for smuggling contraband to an inmate. The bribe was part of an FBI sting.

Michel agreed to plead guilty to the charge and will cooperate in an ongoing investigation, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Michel was assigned to the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. He resigned from the sheriff’s department in September.

He faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

Michel is expected to make his first court appearance on Jan. 17.

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  1. Chuey says:

    Federal Time? NO-NO-NO! Why send him to some Country Club where he can play racquetball and write a screenplay (assuming he can write)? How about San Diego County jail?

  2. gmoney says:

    A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy will plead guilty to accepting a bribe in exchange for smuggling a cell phones, cigarettes and a note into the Men’s Central Jail.

    SO he pleads guilty and gets to smuggle cellphones cigarettes and a note into jail for his testimony? I guess no one reads what they write

  3. james says:

    Corrupt DEA where stealing drugs from evidence vaults and reselling them to cover extensive credit card debt.
    They also are creating suspects by planting evidence just so that they can steal from them.
    Given the choice of suspension or dealing with their debt most DEA are thinking outside the box.

  4. Police says:

    Being a Police Officer this makes me sick. He should get 25 years the freaking idiot.

  5. Alan Di says:

    Another criminal in uniform. These things don’t happen in a vacuum. Other Police knew about it and did nothing. If you cover up for another officer, you are JUST as guilty and should be prosecuted!

  6. Paul Felix Schott says:

    Some will sell their soul for money.
    When you let people work for us our government that smoke, drink and run with the wicked do you think they will be a angel on the JOB. When you look to add someone new to a job a drug test and ask do they smoke or drink. Ask Them to tell you any of the Bible Verses they know the wicked do not read of our Lord and GOD His word. Nor do they live by it.

    The Lord’s Little Helper
    Paul Felix Schott

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