WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A former Wichita police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to looking the other way for years while co-defendants made a business of operating illegal private poker games.
Michael Zajkowski, 51, pleaded guilty to one count of concealing a felony.
In his plea, he admitted he knew about illegal private poker games in Wichita and he did not report it to authorities.
On Feb. 12, 2014, one of the co-defendants suspected an undercover Wichita police officer had come to a poker game posing as a gambler.
At the co-defendant’s request, Zajkowski attempted to find out whether there was a police investigation and provided information to the co-defendant.
Sentencing is set for Aug. 2.