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L.A. Sheriff's Sergeants Taped Themselves Threatening FBI Agent

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Two sheriff's sergeants secretly recorded themselves threatening to arrest an FBI agent outside her home, prosecutors allege.

Sergeants Scott Craig and Maricella Long pretended that the FBI agent was named in a criminal complaint, and now they are being charged with making false statements to the feds. We're going to assume that the recording will make for some dynamite entertainment in the courtroom.

According to prosecutors, Craig and Long first left a voicemail to the agent's supervisor about the complaint according to the L.A. Times. Then, Craig and Long actually went to the agent's home and threatened to arrest her, all while secretly recording their conversation.

Craig and Long are among seven sheriff's officials who have been charged in the wake of a truly bizarre series of incidents involving Anthony Brown, a lifer at Men's Central Jail who was secretly documenting instances of excessive force with a cell phone given to him by the FBI. When jail employees found the phone and realized who Brown had been talking to, they went to massive lengths to try to hide the inmate, going so far as changing his name and removing him from the database.

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The seven were part of 18 Sheriff's officials that were brought in last Monday on a multitude of federal charges, including making false statements, civil rights violations and conspiracy.

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