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Texas Parole Officers Charged in Bribing Scheme: Four parole officers from Houston, Texas have been indicted after accepting bribes from parolees that they were supposed to be supervising.  Alexander Supgul of Fox Houston reports that the officers accepted bribes of $1,000-$3,000 from parolees in order to allow them to continue their criminal behavior without fear of being arrested.  If convicted, the officers face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Traffic Stop Leads to Murder Arrest: A registered sex offender pulled over for a routine traffic violation was arrested in Missouri on murder charges linking him to a Las Vegas cold case.  Rochel Goldblatt and Colton Lochhead of the Las Vegas Review-Journal report that Jasper Goddard was arrested after a warrant was issued naming him as the suspect in a 1986 sexual assault and murder of a 7-year-old girl.  An arrest warrant was issued after DNA from the crime scene was entered into a national database, linking Goddard to the crime.  A Missouri law requires all convicted sex offenders to give a DNA sample.

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