Police Union President Admits Fraud

Kevin Killeen (@KMOXKilleen)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The former president of a union representing African-American police officers admits he stole union money to use for his own purposes.

Darren Randal Wilson — no relation to former Ferguson officer Darren Wilson — pleads guilty to nine counts of wire fraud in St. Louis federal court.

Wilson, 42, admits he stole more than $80,000 in funds from the Ethical Society of Police, using the money, in part, to fund his business promoting comedy shows with nationally known comedians at local night clubs.

He has agreed to a judgement of $80,000, and to surrender his law enforcement certification.

Wilson faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 when he is formally sentenced Dec. 12.

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