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Corrupt cop in Contra Costa’s ‘Mommy PI’ scandal pleads guilty

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Former state vice squad commander Norman Wielsch, 51, a prominent player in the Contra Costa corruption scandal involving former “Mommy P. I.” detective Christopher Butler, pleaded guilty to reduced charges in federal court in Oakland today as part of a plea deal. He changed his plea to guilty on five felony counts, the feds dropped six felonies, and he’s required to argue for no less than 10 years in prison when sentenced Feb. 19, the Contra Costa Times says. An excerpt:

Wielsch apologized for the shame he brought to the law enforcement community.

"Most of all, I want to say sorry to my dad, who I let down and brought disgrace to my family name," he said, breaking down in tears. "I'm very sorry."


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