HARRISBURG (CBS/AP) — Former Bedford County District Attorney William Higgins, who is accused of tipping off female drug dealers and giving them lenient treatment in exchange for sex, has pleaded guilty to corruption charges.READ MORE: New Study Suggests Dogs Can Sniff Out COVID-19
entered his plea Wednesday, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro.Here Is Where The Pennsylvania Primary Race For The Senate Seat Stands
Higgins resigned in early April after the charges were filed, saying in a statement that he’d been accused of conduct “unbecoming of a district attorney” and “unbecoming of a husband and father.”
Police said Higgins also revealed the names of confidential informants to female drug dealers with whom he was having sex, or to their friends and associates.
He pleaded guilty to 11 counts, including official oppression.MORE NEWS: Police: Man Allegedly Killed In West Philly Shooting By Girlfriend's Ex-Boyfriend
The 43-year-old Republican was sworn into office in 2004 as the state’s youngest district attorney.