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Topic - Gerald Ruter
A former Prince George's County police officer was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for protecting shipments of untaxed cigarettes in a scheme uncovered in a widespread federal investigation that also led to criminal charges for former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson.
"Mr. Kim was in uniform because he was on duty at the time," he said. "He never thought about the fact that he had a handgun."
While he was in uniform, in his police cruiser and in possession of his service weapon at the time of those transactions, he didn't mean to use his position as an officer to further the crime, Mr. Ruter said.