Published On: Wed, Oct 31st, 2018

Former Wichita Police Officer, Bruce Mackey Sentenced for not Reporting Illegal Gambling

A former Wichita police officer was sentenced Friday to a year on supervised probation for failing to report what he knew about illegal poker games, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

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Bruce Mackey, 46, Goddard, Kan., pleaded guilty to one felony count of misprision of a felony. Mackey admitted that while he was a police officer he knew and did not report individuals who were conducting a gambling business. During an illegal poker game in February 2014, Mackey confirmed for organizers of the game that one of the gamblers was a Wichita police officer, after organizers of the game attempted to identify that person.

McAllister commended the Wichita Police Department, the FBI, Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst for their work on the case.

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