Prosecutor aide guilty of aiding trafficker spouse

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - An employee of the U.S. attorney's office in South Florida has pleaded guilty to providing assistance to her convicted drug-dealer husband.

Tamika Jasper-Barbary pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to conspiring to use a cell phone to provide her husband with law enforcement information that might impact his cocaine and pain pill business. Jasper-Barbary had a $57,000-a-year job in the grand jury suite for Miami's federal prosecutor.

Andre Barbary was convicted in November of two drug-related crimes and awaits sentencing. Court documents say Barbary has been involved in the illegal drug trade for 10 years.

Jasper-Barbary's agreement with prosecutors calls for a sentence of a year in prison, probation and a fine of $5,000. She will be sentenced in February and has agreed to resign from the prosecutor's office.

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