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Retired Cop and Asian Gang Expert Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes

Alameda County District Attorney OfficeA well known retired Oakland, California police officer and organized Asian crime investigator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes to help a confidential informant avoid prosecution, reports the Mercury News.

Federal court documents show that Harry Hu received free trips to Reno and Las Vegas complete with paid escorts while protecting his informant from double murder charges in Mendocino County. Hu served as an investigator with the Alameda County District Attorney’s office until last month.

According to NBC Bay Area , the gang member he protected, Wing Wo Ma, aka “Fat Mark, is now facing an indictment for the murders of Jim Kat Kong and Cindy Chen. Prosecutors say the murders were ordered by Asian gang leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.

Hu served in the Oakland police department from 1981 to 2007, when he joined the DA’s office.

“Former Inspector Harry Hu has brought shame on himself, on the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the Oakland Police Department, as well as on the justice system,” District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said to the Mercury News. “When a public official, especially one entrusted with upholding the law as Harry Hu was, breaks that trust, it strikes a hard blow against the hard working and ethical professionals of the District Attorney’s Office.”

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