A police officer and public works employee from Detroit's southwestern suburbs have pleaded guilty in connection with an illegal on-the-job gambling operation involving bets on pro and college football.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says that 46-year-old Flat Rock police Sgt. Charles Sanders Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court to misconduct in office.
Judge Vera Massey Jones is to sentence him Aug. 10. The charge carries up to five years in prison.
Earlier, Trenton city worker Kevin Sargent pleaded guilty to illegal sports betting and agreed to testify against Sanders. Schuette says the 35-year-old will get two years' probation.
Authorities say bets were collected during work hours, and at least one bet was collected from the front seat of a Flat Rock squad car.