64 year old Private Investigator Robert Williamson pleaded guilty today (Monday) to charges related to his role in a pay-for-plea scheme that garnered favorable treatment for defendants. Williamson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, one count of bribery and one count of Social Security fraud. According to the plea Williamson was part of a conspiracy from March 2008 to February 2012 to solicit thousands of dollars from individuals with pending criminal charges in the 15th Judicial District. Williamson promised favorable outcomes to pending felony and misdemeanor cases, the majority of which were OWI cases. During the same period of time Williamson received approximately $77,677.20 from the Social Security Administration.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finey said,

This is a win for the people of our community who no longer have to be concerned about drunk drivers subverting the criminal justice system. Mr. Williamson will no be held accountable for his role in this bribery scheme and for defrauding the Social Security Administration.

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