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Former ATF Agent Admits Guilt In Corruption Charge

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Brandon J. McFadden [Tulsa County Jail] Brandon J. McFadden [Tulsa County Jail]
Kirkpatrick says McFadden wants to accept responsibility for his crimes, serve his time and get on the road to reconciliation with his family. Kirkpatrick says McFadden wants to accept responsibility for his crimes, serve his time and get on the road to reconciliation with his family.
McFadden reached a plea deal with the court. McFadden reached a plea deal with the court.

By Lori Fullbright, The News On 6 

TULSA, OK -- A dirty cop has pleaded guilty to selling drugs and sending people to prison for crimes they did not commit, while lining his pockets with the profits.

Now, Brandon McFadden is pointing the finger at other Tulsa Police officers.

McFadden is a federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who is supposed to be arresting criminals, but, instead, he is one. He says he, along with others, put $250,000 worth of meth on Tulsa's streets.

He did traffic stops where he stole money and drugs. He didn't charge people who were guilty and testified against people who were innocent.

Now, he's cutting a deal and helping the feds go after others.

Brandon McFadden went in and out of the courthouse Thursday the back way to avoid the cameras, but, he stood before a judge and admitted he is the kind of criminal he was sworn to protect us from.

"Brandon decided to plea today, because it's the morally right thing to do," Neal Kirkpatrick, McFadden's attorney, said.

Kirkpatrick says McFadden wants to accept responsibility for his crimes, serve his time and get on the road to reconciliation with his family.

"He wanted to be able to look his children in the eyes," Kirkpatrick said.

His attorney says McFadden is coming all the way clean by giving evidence to federal prosecutors about other dirty cops, including Tulsa Police officer Jeff Henderson.

Henderson has not been charged with any crime at this point.

"We have been pursuing leads, interviewing witnesses," Chad Greer, Henderson's attorney, said. "We'll have so much evidence being forwarded at the appropriate time to prove Jeff's innocence in this case."

Henderson's attorney says when it comes to what McFadden is saying, you have to consider the source, the pressure McFadden is under and the prison time he's facing, which is five to 40 years.

Prosecutors won't say who, but, do say they are looking at many more people involved in this corruption and while they're glad the dominoes are starting to fall, it's also sad.

"Very frustrating because we're all on the side of law enforcement," said Jane Duke, U.S. Attorney. "And it's disappointing more than anything when we have to do that but that's what justice demands."

Read the Plea Agreement

Read McFadden's Defense Motion

4/18/2010 Related Story: Indicted Former Federal Agent Released On Bond 

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