LAFAYETTE — A former law coercion officer with dual decades of knowledge in south Louisiana pleaded guilty Wednesday to sovereign charges of unapproved use of an FBI database to check a rapist story of dual people for non-law coercion purposes.
Chad Hazelwood, 42, faces adult to dual years in jail after revelation to dual misconduct depends of surpassing certified mechanism access.
The dual people who were a theme of a rapist story checks were identified in justice papers usually by their initials.
U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley did not give sum on because Hazelwood was checking their backgrounds though pronounced he accessed a FBI database “for non-law coercion purposes.”
Hazelwood worked as a Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office emissary from 2006 to 2011, according to information from Finley.
He worked as an Iberia Parish sheriff’s emissary from Nov. 4, 2011, to Jul 16, 2012, according to Capt. Ryan Turner, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Hazelwood also worked for several years with a New Iberia Police Department.
He pleaded guilty to accessing a database once in Jun 2011 and once in Jul 2011.
He had entrance to a FBI database in 2011 by his work as a member of a Lafayette area’s U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, according to Finley.
“Mr. Hazelwood is a 20-year maestro of law coercion with an unblemished record,” pronounced Hazelwood’s attorney, Michael Skinner. “He did have an blunder in judgment, and he has certified that.”
Hazelwood faces adult to one year in jail on any count of unapproved entrance he certified to, though sovereign prosecutors concluded as partial of his defence understanding to suggest that any judgment be served concurrently, that would move a limit judgment down to one year.
No sentencing date has been set.
U.S. Magistrate Judge C. Michael Hill authorised Hazelwood to sojourn giveaway but bail tentative sentencing.