FBI

Dozens of Drug Cases Dismissed After Alleged FBI Tampering

Federal prosecutors dismiss indictments against 28

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Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they will dismiss indictments against 28 defendants in District drug cases amid an investigation of an FBI agent accused of tampering with evidence, including narcotics and guns, according to newly unsealed court documents.

Fourteen of those defendants have already pleaded guilty and were serving sentences — one was a year into a 10-year term — and prosecutors said they can withdraw their guilty pleas and the charges would be dropped. A hearing is scheduled Friday in U.S. District Court for many of the defendants.