A federal grand jury has added theft and drug charges to an indictment against a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy already convicted in a money-skimming case.
The new counts accuse Macario M. Duran, 44, of stealing $50,000 in cash seized from drug dealers in 1988 raids. He also was charged with trying to distribute 30 kilograms of cocaine last November and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to the indictment, Duran attempted to negotiate the cocaine deal while he and six other deputies were on trial on theft, conspiracy, money laundering and tax charges. Duran was convicted in December of structuring banking transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.
The new counts expand an indictment already accusing Duran, his wife and mother-in-law of charges including perjury and conspiracy.