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Ex-Wichita officer admits he knew about illegal gambling

August 8, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police officer has admitted that when he was an officer he knew people were conducting an illegal gambling business and didn’t report them.

Federal prosecutors say 46-year-old Bruce Mackey, of Goddard, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of misprision of a felony.

During an illegal poker game in February 2014, Mackey told the game’s organizers that one of the gamblers was a Wichita police officer working undercover.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 26. Mackey faces up to three years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

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