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A 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.

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