Cop is on trial
Hale up on drug, firearms, fraud charges
By Denise Blaz
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Monday, September 20, 2010 1:08 AM CDT
The trial of a suspended Laredo Police Department officer facing drug, firearm and fraud charges is scheduled to begin in federal court today.
Under indictment since April, Orlando “Chacho” Jesus Hale, 27, will stand trial on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine; carrying, using and possession of a firearm in and furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and mail and wire fraud.
Ooh, an actual tale of corruption and greed that should be the lead story on tonight's newscast besides the rain. According to the story, Hale helped move drugs and stolen vehicles. He might face life in prison. Stay tuned.