“Alleged corruption has pervaded the Licensing Division up to its senior level,” Kim said, “alleged corruption that spawned a cottage industry of bribers masquerading as so-called expediters.”
Dean, who was second in command in the Licensing Division before his retirement, had also toyed with the idea of becoming an expediter himself.
“I am done watching people make money off my back,” Dean told one gun broker, according to court papers. “I’m the one who’s signing off on everything. I’m the one who’s taking care of everything … you’re making money, you and dozens of other people.”
The officers were accused of “failing to interview the applicants” and investigating whether they really had a business-based need for a gun as they pushed through license requests.