Bucks judge, public safety director and a deputy are charged with money laundering

Updated: December 16, 2016 — 9:51 PM EST

“Three officials from Bucks County — a district judge, a township’s safety director and a deputy constable — have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and money laundering, prosecutors announced Friday.

According to the indictment, the trio were trapped in a sting operation during which they laundered $400,000 in cash that undercover law enforcement officials and a confidential witness told them were proceeds from white-collar fraud and drug trafficking.

For their efforts, they pocketed  fees totaling $80,000, the indictment alleges.”

Charged were:

  • John I. Waltman, 59, of Trevose,  a district judge since 2011.
  • Robert P. Hoopes, 69, of Doylestown,  the director of Public Safety in Lower Southampton since February.
  • Bernard T. Rafferty, 62, of Langhorne, a county deputy constable since 1998.”

The full indictment is available here.

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