New Haven, CT -- A defense lawyer says a former New York police officer sentenced to more than three years in prison for bribery made "poor decisions" and is remorseful.
The U.S. attorney's office says 36-year-old Michael Brady accepted cash payments from a painkilling-pill trafficker to ensure he could carry large amounts of cash through airport security.
Brady was sentenced Thursday to 37 months in prison. He had pleaded guilty to bribery and extortion.
Brady's attorney says he was vulnerable at the time because he had recently been told of his former wife's lesbian affair.
Brady worked at Westchester County Airport, north of New York City.
A Florida state trooper and three federal Transportation Security Administration officers also pleaded guilty in the case.