Former Atlanta police officer sentenced to prison for accepting bribes

1:03 AM, Jun 19, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- A former Atlanta Police Department officer has been sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring to accept bribes and lying to FBI agents.

Elton Augustin, 32, of Stockbrigde, was sentenced for working at an illegal nightclub in Atlanta from June 2007 to August 2007, while being employed as an Atlanta police officer. 

Augustin, along with two other APD officers, received more than  $10,000 in cash to provide security and prevent police officers from investigating illegal activity at the nightclub.

The nightclub was shut down by APD officers on Sept. 27, 2007 and in 2010, federal agents learned about the Augustin's involvement. 

He was convicted of lying to federal agents in Dec. of 2012 and in Feb of 2013, Augustin pleaded guilty to conspiring to accept bribes.

The nightclub's illegal activity included gambling, prostitution, drug sales and permit violations.

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