A former southwestern Pennsylvania police chief serving more than 11 years behind bars for extorting nearly $8,000 from undercover FBI agents he thought were drug dealers has been re-sentenced.
A former southwestern Pennsylvania police chief serving more than 11 years behind bars for extortion wants a federal judge to reduce his sentence to less than seven years because he’s tried to turn his life around and found God.
The former East Washington Police Chief was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday on corruption charges.
KDKA-TV has obtained FBI surveillance recordings, previously introduced in court, which were key to the prosecution of former East Washington Police Chief Donald Solomon.
The borough council in East Washington voted unanimously, 6-0, to fire embattled Police Chief Donald Solomon. The 55-year old was indicted by the feds late last month on charges of extortion, protecting drug dealers, selling police Tasers and making threats.
The FBI opened sealed documents in connection with the arrest of a local police chief Monday morning.