Memphis Cop Who Shook Down Dope Dealers Convicted of 44 Counts

Cops like Arthur Sease give the department a black eye that takes a long time to heal.

By Lawrence Buser
Memphis Commercial Appeal
MEMPHIS — Arthur Sease IV’s plan of becoming a rap record producer ended late this afternoon when a federal court jury convicted the former police officer of shaking down drug dealers for money, drugs and merchandise to finance his dream.
U.S. Dist. Judge Jon McCalla took nearly 30 minutes to go through the 50-count indictment with the jury foreman and at count 45 an agitated Sease gestured toward the jury and appeared to mouth the words, “You all just gave me life.”
Sease, 31, who was convicted on 44 counts, faces a mandatory minimum of 275 years in prison and a maximum of life plus 255 years.
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