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Man pleads guilty to bribing DC police for confidential info

August 2, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to felony bribery for paying more than $40,000 to police employees in the nation’s capital for confidential information from traffic crash reports.

The Washington Post reports 60-year-old Marvin Parker admitted Wednesday to bribing the two employees for the information, which the department restricted access to in 2015. Prosecutors say Parker owns RPM Associates, a Maryland-based consulting firm.

Court records say Parker bribed the workers from 2015 through 2017 and used the data to identify people involved in crashes. They say he would then contact them and offer to help them obtain legal and medical services. Police say the workers are no longer with the department.

Parker hasn’t been detained and no sentencing date has been set. His attorney, Damon Colbert, declined to comment.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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