Two former Drug Enforcement Administration task force officers were charged in a superseding indictment unsealed Tuesday with drug conspiracy, weapons offenses, robbery, obstruction of justice and falsification of records in federal investigations.
A federal grand jury indicted Karl Emmett Newman, 49, of Kentwood, Louisiana, and Johnny Jacob Domingue, 27, of Maurepas, Louisiana on Oct. 7.
Newman is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and oxycodone, one count of interference with commerce by robbery, one count of possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, one count of possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, two counts of unlawful conversion of property by a government officer or employee, two counts of falsifying records in a federal investigation and one count of obstruction of justice.
Domingue is charged with one count of falsifying records in a federal investigation. Newman was originally charged on May 13, 2016, in a now-unsealed indictment, and was arrested on that date.
Domingue was arrested on a now-unsealed criminal complaint on May 12, 2016.
In addition to serving as DEA task force officers, Newman and Domingue previously served as deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, Sheriff’s Office.
The defendants are presumed innocent unless and proven guilty,