Ex-ICE agent from Ariz. gets 2 years in drug casePosted: Updated:
MIAMI (AP) -- A federal judge in Miami has handed a two-year prison sentence to a retired U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who admitted leaking law enforcement information to drug traffickers.
The sentence was imposed Thursday on 57-year-old Richard Padilla Cramer of Green Valley, Ariz. Cramer pleaded guilty in December to obstruction of justice.
U.S. District Judge Paul Huck cited Cramer's Vietnam military service and three-decade law enforcement career as reasons for imposing a relatively light sentence.
Authorities say Cramer helped drug smugglers discover if there was an informant in their ranks. Cramer was originally accused of investing in a 660-pound cocaine load, but those charges were dropped as part of a plea deal.
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