Former Essex Deputy Sheriff admits to money laundering

Former Essex County Deputy Sheriff Eric Hawkins admitted today to laundering money he believed was the proceeds of drug trafficking.

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Hawkins, 43, of Union, pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with money laundering. 

He entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court.

Former Essex Deputy Sheriff admits to money laundering