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Federal Prosecutors, Attorneys of Former MVPD Detective Dailey Reach Plea Deal

By Timothy Perry

December 31, 2105 - 10:36 PM

COLUMBUS - Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case of former Mount Vernon Police Detective Matthew Dailey have reached a plea agreement.

Dailey, 44, of Howard, was arrested on October 1 by the FBI on a criminal complaint, which alleged that several confidential informants had told the FBI of Dailey's trafficking in narcotics, extortion, and use a firearm while committing drug trafficking crimes.

Under the agreement, drug trafficking charges were dropped. Dailey is now charged with extortion under color of official right, a violation of the Hobbs Act.

The Government's Plea Agreement Submission of Elements and Penalties, filed in U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio lists five elements:

-The defendant was a public official

-The defendant obtained a thing of value not due to him or his office

-The defendant did so knowing that the thing of value was given in return for official action

-The defendant did or attempted in any way or degree to delay, obstruct, or affect interstate commerce, or an item moving in interstate commerce

-These acts occurred within the Southern District of Ohio

The agreement does not come with a mandatory minimum sentence and lists the maximum sentence at 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

A copy of the agreement is attached below:

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