By Steve Neavling
A former DEA agent who demanded cash in connection with a drug trafficker was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison.
Samuel Murad, 62, was hired to help secure the early release of a marijuana trafficker whom the agent helped send to prison in the 1990s, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
“I have no excuse for my behavior,” Murad said in court. “I’ve hurt my family. I’ve hurt my friends.”
“You’ve also hurt the DEA,” U.S. District Judge Susan Bucklew interjected. “You made law enforcement look bad.”
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