Former Jackson Police Department Detective Pleads Guilty to Bribery Offense
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 03, 2013|
JACKSON, MS—Robert Nikita Shegog, 40, of Terry, Mississippi, pled guilty in U.S. District Court today to bribery, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen announced.
Shegog admitted that, while employed as a narcotics detective with the Jackson Police Department in 2010, he advised a Hinds County criminal defendant that he would assist him in getting a sentence reduction on an outstanding drug charge if he would pay Shegog $45,000.
Shegog will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on September 12, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. and faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry Rushing.