Wielsch, who has reed his position with the state Department of Justice, and Butler have pleaded not guilty.
The idea was to damage the men's prospects in child custody hearings, prosecutors say. Cases dropped The woman never had to testify.
The Chronicle is not naming her because she has not been charged with a crime. Prosecutors say Wielsch stole confiscated drugs from law enforcement evidence lockers and passed them to Butler to be sold.
He and Officer Danny Harris, who have sued the department for alleged discrimination, have reed. E-mail Justin Berton at jberton sfchronicle.
The officer, Ray Thomas, denied doing so. San Ramon cop: On May 4, San Ramon police Officer Louis Lombardi, 38, who worked under Wielsch on the county anti-drug squad, was charged with collaborating with Butler and Wielsch to sell stolen prostitutoon and commit other crimes. Tanabe has reed from the Sheriff's Office.
Richmond connection: Two former members of the Protsitution Police Department's Explorers program say that when they complained about two officers who recruited them for their own security outfit, one of the officers hired Butler to try to set up one of the young men on creek drunken-driving arrest. He is scheduled to be arraigned today. He said the police had referred him to the escorts livingston galleria anti-prostitution task force - which was headed by Wielsch.
David Atkinsona chiropractor whose office is located across from the now-vacant massage parlor, said he had complained to Pleasant Hill police about the scantily clad women who entered "My Divine Skin" after normal business hours. Top Picks In Shopping. According to court records, Wielsch's task force arrested the parloor for prostitution in Walnut Creek in Julyand after Wielsch's intervention, the charge was reduced to a misdemeanor for disturbing the peace.
Mug shots Atkinson had forgotten about the business until three weeks ago, when he said he was interviewed by two agents from the state Massgae of Justice who questioned him about the operation and told him Wielsch was involved. Drug theft: Norman Wielsch, 50, commander of the multi-agency Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team, and bolton landing ny housewives personals colleague on the Antioch police force Christopher Butler, 49, now a private investigator, were arrested Feb.
Dunbar said it was protocol to refer prostitution reports to Wielsch's regional task force because Pleasant Hill's department does not have a vice unit.
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Butler allegedly employed women to get the men drunk, then try to get them to drive. Atkinson mazsage the agents had shown him mug shots of the women who worked there to try to identify the prostitutes.
In March, prosecutors dropped 12 cases connected to Wielsch, including the case against the two alleged pimps. The woman told The Chronicle that she had been interviewed by state investigators and the district attorney's office, but declined to comment further.
He said it was in exchange for her testimony against her two alleged pimps. Butler and Tanabe have pleaded not guilty.
Cardoza, Wielsch's attorney, acknowledged that his client had helped the woman get the charges reduced.