Ex-Chicago police sergeant who fled prosecution sentenced to 13 years in federal prison in drug rip-off scheme

CHICAGO — Nearly two decades after he absconded on the eve of trial, former Chicago police Sgt. Eddie Hicks was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in federal prison for running a rogue crew of cops who robbed drug dealers and stash houses and resold stolen narcotics on the street.In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow told Eddie Hicks that he had “dishonored the badge” and should stand as an example to current members of the force that corruption will not be tolerated.“There are other officers out there who also have the opportunity to do what you did, and they need to get t…

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