Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Harlingen cop indicted for keeping drug money


Robert Ahrens

A Harlingen police officer has been indicted by a grand jury on a money laundering charge.
Robert Ahrens, 33, is accused of keeping money involving the sale of drugs.
The indictment reveals the money laundering involved about $1,500 to less than $20,000.
The state jail felony charge stems from alleged criminal activity involving Ahrens back in 2011.
Officials confirm Ahrens has been placed on leave without pay pending the outcome of the case.
Ahrens was arrested by the Cameron County District Attorney’s (DA) office last month.
A grand jury indicted him earlier this month following his arrest.
The Harlingen Police Department previously told Action 4 News that they learned about the misconduct and were involved in the DA’s investigation.
Ahrens faces up to two years behind bars if convicted of the state jail felony charge.


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