FBI: Former sheriff extorts $100K from Drug Dealers

In Toledo, Ohio a former sheriff is accused of shaking-down an estimated 100k in bribes from local drug dealers while he was office; and since has been indicted on federal charges according to the FBI.

Officials reported that Samuel Crish, age 54, of Delphos, was charged on 06/16/18 in U.S District Court in Toledo with extortion, making false statements, and bribery.

Agents claim that 5 people were extorted by Crish for close to 100k during the four year spread between 2012-2016; all while he was a Sheriff in Allen County.

In 2017 Crish resigned as sheriff after an FBI raid of his office in Lima the year before.

Stephen Anthony who is a FBI Special Agent claims that Crish made his situation a lot worse by lying to investigators.

Claiming to not have seen the indictment, Crish’s lawyer declined to comment.


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