Friday, July 5, 2019

RCMP Officer sentenced to10 years for cocaine theft and trafficking



CTV is reporting that "A judge sentenced a former high-ranking RCMP officer to 10 years in prison for stealing and selling $300,000 worth of cocaine Thursday, saying the egregious breach of trust compromised the national police force and resulted in a remarkable fall from grace. Justice James Chipman said 51-year-old retired staff sergeant Craig Robert Burnett's corruption led him to exploit the very law he was sworn to uphold. Rather than acting according to the core values of the RCMP, he behaved dishonestly when he manipulated the system to covertly steal approximately 10 kilograms of cocaine," then gave it to a friend to sell on the street.

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  1. What a POS...

    Am I the only one that thinks that if he'd been sentenced in a BC court, by one of the equally corrupt BC Judges, he'd have got less time? Or never been busted in the first place?

    I'm not sure that a minimum security gig is any guarantee of safety either. "Protective Custody" or "Segregation" maybe. H'e not going to be Mister Popular wherever he is.

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    1. Perhaps but we did have a similar case in Merrit:
      https://gangstersout.blogspot.com/2012/01/mountie-charged-with-drug-theft.html

      Oh, you're right. He didn't do ANY jail time. He was given a conditional discharge: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-mountie-won-t-go-to-jail-for-stealing-cocaine-1.1379281

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  2. LOL, I forgot about that one. "Things that make you go hmmm...."

    Let's not forget about the D.A.R.E. Co-ordinator on Vancouver Island, an RCMP Constable who died of an overdose from drugs he stole from the evidence locker. 18 years ago that's true, but boy did it make a big splash at the time. The guy was found with the spike still in his arm.

    Funny part is (and it is funny) here is what he wrote mere days before his death.....

    "Just two days before his death, the local paper published a letter to the editor from Constable Schneider, (he) wrote that drug use is not a victimless crime, but a danger that threatens the health, safety and well being of not only the user, but also that of all citizens."

    Too funny.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/rcmp-officer-s-drug-death-raises-questions-1.293873

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