A former Texas parole officer faces up to 20 years in prison for accepting bribes from a man she supervised and not reporting his alleged financial violations.
Federal prosecutors in Dallas say 37-year-old Nichelle Derricks of Cedar Hill pleaded guilty to honest services wire fraud. She'll be sentenced in April.
Court documents indicate Derricks was a Texas Department of Criminal Justice official when she had an improper relationship with a male parolee. His name and further details on his criminal record have not been released.
Investigators say Derricks received cash, gifts, furniture, food and other valuables from the parolee. Derricks on Tuesday admitted she failed to report violations such as the parolee taking part in prohibited financial transactions and traveling outside Texas without prior approval.
Derricks was indicted last October.
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