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Honolulu police officer indicted on corruption-related charges

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Honolulu police officer has been indicted on federal corruption-related charges.

Maulia Labarre, 34, was arrested Friday afternoon.

The officer is already on restricted duty because of an internal investigation for a previous arrest in April. 

Labarre was accused of trying to bribe a prostitute, saying he'd get her out of an arrest in exchange for sex.

The state criminal case against him was later dropped.

But on Wednesday, a federal grand jury indicted Labarre on five counts of wire fraud in connection with that case.

The indictment alleges that between January and March 2016, LaBarre sent text messages in which he solicited and agreed to accept sex from an individual in exchange for arranging that an arresting officer in a pending prostitution case not appear to testify.

If convicted of the charges, LaBarre faces up to 20 years behind bars for each count. 

LaBarre is schedule to make his initial court appearance Monday.

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