EAST WASHINGTON, Pa. - A former southwestern Pennsylvania police chief has pleaded guilty to three counts of extortion.
Donald Solomon, the ex-chief of East Washington Borough, entered the plea Friday before a federal judge in Pittsburgh.
Solomon was fired in November 2011. That was a month after a grand jury charged him with accepting money from an FBI agent posing as a drug dealer and illegally selling the agent stun guns.
Solomon was also charged with extorting money by providing protection for fake drug transactions. In addition, authorities allege he threatened a politician and a former girlfriend, the latter resulting in a drive-by shooting that damaged a car.
Solomon faces up to 20 years in prison when he's sentenced May 3.