Officer Pleads Guilty to Fencing Charge

MIAMI (AP) - A former Miami police officer has pleaded guilty to trying to sell a shipment of stolen Bluetooth headsets.

Ricardo Martinez pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to receiving and having stolen goods from an interstate shipment.

The 40-year-old faces up to a year in prison at his April 1 sentencing.

Court records show Martinez planned to sell 10,000 stolen headsets for about $10 each.

He expected to pocket about 40 percent of the sales. Martinez's wife owned the company responsible for the shipment, which came off a truck traveling from Chicago.

Martinez resigned from his job shortly after his arrest.

He had been with the police department for 12 years.

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