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Judge blocks indicted CNET commander's trip to L.A. for 'Dr. Phil' taping

Original post made on Feb 7, 2012

Last week, former commander of the Central Contra Costa County Narcotics Enforcement Team Norman Wielsch received permission to travel to Los Angeles to tape an appearance on "Dr. Phil," a daytime reality talk show hosted. Permission was revoked after prosecutors argued that he may flee.

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Posted by No excuses
a resident of Diablo
on Feb 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

Sure, Wielsch became a crook because he was "under stress". The stress was thinking about all the money he could make stealing the drugs he confiscated and then selling them! Come on, Dr. Phil. Are you really going to excuse what Wielsch did with your ridiculous "stress" analysis? I am glad the judge prevented Phil from providing Wielsch with a platform to try to exonerate himself!

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Posted by Patty
a resident of Blackhawk
on Feb 7, 2012 at 9:21 am

Let's not make a celebrity out of this sleaze bag. I would also like to know why was his bail was set at only $100K?

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Posted by JC
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 8, 2012 at 5:46 am

Good try Cardoza, to get some free defense testimoy and make jury selection difficult. All of the three or four Cops should also forfeit thier very rich State or Contra County pensions including life time health benefits that they are currently drawing...There needs to be financial consequences for those public employees who take advantage of the public and abuse the public trust. These three are the tip of the ice berg.

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Posted by @JC
a resident of Danville
on Feb 8, 2012 at 7:44 am

I agree. State and local pension plans have denial clauses for felony convictions. The felon is then only entitled to a refund of the amount they contributed.

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Posted by JPA
a resident of Danville
on Feb 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

I'm currently in Law Enforcement and total agree with the judge. This crap that he was stressed and that caused him to steal from the evidence locker along with other crimes and complete BS. I can't believe Dr. Phil was actually going to justify this idiot by putting him on. Makes us all look bad. I'm stressed all the time but haven't felt the urge to go knock off a bank. Now knock off a nice bottle of Merlot is a different story.

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