Former Fulton County Deputy Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Kickbacks
ATLANTA—Former Fulton County Deputy Sheriff Reginald Warren pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he demanded bribe payments from security officers assigned to work at the city of Atlanta’s public swimming pools.
“Those who work within the law enforcement community must maintain the public’s trust and respect,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “By entering his guilty plea, he acknowledges he violated his oath of office and betrayed those he promised to protect.”
J. Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, stated, “The integrity of those working within our law enforcement community is paramount in maintaining a criminal justice system that the public can trust. The FBI will continue to dedicate significant investigative resources toward such public corruption matters that have the potential to do so much harm.”
According to United States Attorney Yates, the charges, and other information presented in court, during the summer of 2011, while Warren was employed as a deputy with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, he contracted with the city of Atlanta to coordinate and supervise security at the city’s public swimming pools. In that capacity, Warren hired a number of security officers and scheduled them to work various shifts at pools located throughout the city. Soon after the officers were hired, Warren demanded payments from at least three officers in exchange for continuing to schedule them for more work. Over a three-month period, Warren, 50, of Covington, Georgia, accepted thousands of dollars in kickbacks.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Assistant United States Attorney Brent Alan Gray is prosecuting the case.
For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.Pressemails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016. The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division is http://www.justice.gov/usao/gan/.