meth-for-sex case

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

CEN­TEN­NIAL, Colo. (AP) — A judge on Thurs­day sen­tenced a for­mer Colorado sher­iff to 15 months in prison for re­peat­edly vi­o­lat­ing his pro­ba­tion in a meth-for-sex case, say­ing the law­man, who was once re­garded as a hero, had ex­hausted his op­por­tu­ni­ties to re­form.

Patrick Sul­li­van was sen­tenced to two years af­ter plead­ing guilty to ply­ing young men with metham­phetamine in ex­change for sex­ual fa­vors. The 71-year-old was once named the na­tion’s top sher­iff and won praise for his lead­er­ship of the Ara­pa­hoe County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment in the Denver sub­urbs.

“I have a drug prob­lem, and I have had a drug prob­lem for some time,” Sul­li­van said in court on Thurs­day, apol­o­giz­ing be­fore Judge Wil­liam Sylvester is­sued his sen­tence. “I have only my­self to blame.”

Sul­li­van was ar­rested in De­cem­ber 2011 af­ter au­thor­i­ties ar­ranged a st­ing that re­vealed he was trad­ing metham­phetamine for sex. Months ear­lier, a 911 caller re­ported Sul­li­van was at his house try­ing to get three re­cov­er­ing ad­dicts back on drugs.

Prose­cu­tors: Gov. Walker part of crim­i­nal scheme

MADI­SON, Wis. (AP) — Wis­con­sin Gov. Scott Walker, a po­ten­tial 2016 Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, took part in a na­tion­wide crim­i­nal scheme to co­or­di­nate fundrais­ing with con­ser­va­tive groups, prose­cu­tors said in court documents unsealed Thurs­day.

No charges have been filed against Walker or any mem­ber of his staff. The documents were filed in De­cem­ber as part of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into al­leged il­le­gal fundrais­ing and cam­paign co­or­di­na­tion by Walker and his cam­paign, the Wis­con­sin Club for Growth, the state Cham­ber of Com­merce and other groups.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan in 2012 as Walker, who rose to fame by pass­ing a bill that ef­fec­tively ended col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing for most pub­lic work­ers, was fac­ing a re­call elec­tion. But the probe has been on hold since May, when a federal judge ruled it was a breach of Wis­con­sin Club for Growth’s free-speech rights and tem­po­rar­ily halted it.

AP Photo/An­thrax Vac­cine Im­mu­niza­tion Pro­gram, File

FILE - This un­dated file elec­tron­mi­cro­graph from the of­fi­cial U.S. Depart­ment of De­fense an­thrax in­for­ma­tion Web Site shows Bacil­lus an­thracis veg­e­ta­tive cells in a mon­key spleen. An­thrax is an in­fec­tious dis­ease caused by the spore-form­ing bac­te­ria Bacil­lus an­thracis. The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion said Thurs­day, June 19, 2014, that some of its staff in At­lanta may have been ac­ci­den­tally ex­posed to dan­ger­ous an­thrax bac­te­ria be­cause of a safety prob­lem at some of its labs.

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