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Closing Arguments To Get Underway In Philadelphia Police Officer Corruption Trial

(credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

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By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of a former Philadelphia police officer charged with obstructing a federal drug investigation to help his half-brother who was part of the gang.

Testimony ended last week with the defendant on the witness stand.

Fired officer Rafael Cordero allegedly shared sensitive information with his half-brother, and tried to get information on a search in progress.

Cordero, has pleaded not guilty.

Cordero testified that he believed his half-brother was working as an informant, and he claims false statements he allegedly made are lies by federal agents.

With trial winding-down, the former cop denies he betrayed his badge for his drug dealing half-brother.

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