Miami Beach Firefighter, Dade Cop Sentenced For Running Cocaine
Bryant and Mack were sentenced yesterday for their role in the caper, earning 22 and 15 years in prison, respectively.
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"Public corruption at any level will not be tolerated, including when public servants violate the community's trust by transporting what they believe to be cocaine," said Michael B. Steinbach, the acting special agent in charge of Miami's FBI division, in a release on the sentencing.
Bryant and Mack were caught thanks to the firefighter's role in the other corruption case, in which Miami Beach code inspectors were shaking down a South Beach nightclub for cash to ignore violations.
The club owner tipped off the feds, who recruited an undercover agent to trap the corrupt officials. Bryant later discussed the possibility of setting up a coke shipment with police protection.
When the undercover officer helped set up a fake shipment, Bryant went for it. With Mack's help, he transported almost 20 kilos of what he thought was cocaine while Mack protected him in his Dade police cruiser.
In exchange, they earned $25,000. And now, a couple decades in prison.
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