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Chapackdee is a 16-year veteran of the police department and was immediately placed on administrative leave without pay after he was arrested on April 29. Air Jordan 6 According to court documents, Chapackdee used his position on the police force to help further his criminal enterprise. scarpe adidas bianche e rosa The officer was paid $10,000 a month by the ringleader, his brother-in-law Tuan Van Le, to provide security for Le’s Seattle-area pot grows and monitor any possible police action that could damage Le’s pot trade, according to the charges. nike air max classic bw
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Chapackdee appears to have not been worth his $10,000 a month fee, given that he didn’t know his smuggling network was under active SPD investigation. nike air max 2016 goedkoop New Balance 997.5 męskie Tennessee Volunteers SPD was joined by the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to court documents.
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