Karma Time? –
Feb. 27, 2020 – The charge wasn’t part of his original 11-count indictment, which included multiple second-degree official misconduct counts and charges of computer crime and tampering with records. A count of official misconduct-unauthorized use of official function was amended to the third-degree commercial bribery charge. The remaining 10 counts will be dismissed.
McWain’s guilty plea “does not touch upon” his employment as a police officer, according to the plea paperwork. Under terms of the plea, though, he must forfeit his police job and any future public employment.
Gloucester County prosecutors declined to comment on details of the plea agreement and the disposition of the original charges.
“This was the conclusion of a thorough investigation and prosecution which led to the conviction of a sworn law enforcement officer who betrayed the public trust,” county Prosecutor Charles Fiore said in a statement. “At the time of sentencing, the court will impose the appropriate penalties and the defendant shall be precluded from serving in the public sector.”