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Criminal Cop Known As ‘Fat Face’ Sentenced To Jail Time For Drug-Stealing Scheme

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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former Camden police officer feared and known as “Fat Face” on the streets is going to prison for 46 months.

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Jason Stetser for his role in a scheme to steal drugs and money and plant evidence in a scandal that resulted in 200 drug charges being dropped because of possibly tainted evidence.

Authorities describe the 34-year-old as one of the ringleaders.

Stetser was charged in 2010, months after prosecutors began dismissing charges and requesting convictions be dropped as a result of police wrongdoing. He pleaded guilty to conspiring to deprive others of their civil rights and faced up to 10 years in prison.

One other officer has been convicted by a jury in the case and two others have pleaded guilty.

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