Former Essex Deputy gets 24 months in prison

A U.S. District Judge today heard the guilty plea of a former Essex County Deputy Sheriff to laundering money he believed was the proceeds of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Eric Hawkins, 44, of Union, previously 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 and received 24 months in prison.

Former Essex Deputy gets 24 months in prison