A former Prince George's County police officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling untaxed cigarettes and cocaine in several states.
Sinisa Simic, 30, who was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Greenbelt, pleaded guilty in 2011 to cocaine trafficking, extortion and firearm offenses, says WJLA TV.
The former police officer from Woodbridge, VA, admitted protecting the sale and transport of multiple shipments of contraband cigarettes in Maryland, Virginia and elsewhere.
Simic was indicted in 2010 as part of a corruption probe that brought down then-County Executive Jack Johnson, three police officers and six others.
Between September and December 2009, Simic and another man allegedly conspired to pay police officers to help transport untaxed cigarettes in Maryland and Virginia. The two also participated in the distribution of cocaine, an indictment said.
Patch earlier reported that Simic was the tenth person to admit their guilt in the corruption probe, which included former County Executive Jack B. Johnson and his wife Leslie, who is charged with evidence and witness tampering.
Simic received the longest sentence of the officers. All were involved in a cigarette and alcohol smuggling ring, but Simic and a co-conspirator were also selling cocaine in an unrelated scheme.