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San Diego

A federal grand jury Tuesday added further charges to a felony indictment accusing a U.S. Customs Service investigator of conspiring to smuggle more than 15,000 pounds of marijuana into the San Diego area.

Richard P. Sullivan of Bonita pleaded not guilty in April to charges that he schemed with a Customs station chief in Key Largo, Fla., to provide drug traffickers with confidential law enforcement information as part of a marijuana smuggling operation.

The expanded indictment, returned Tuesday, adds a charge of official corruption against Sullivan, a veteran Customs employee. He also faces new charges of failing to file federal currency transaction reports in an alleged scheme to launder funds for the Florida official.


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