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Memphis officers appear in federal court

Two Memphis Police officers and a Shelby County sheriff's deputy charged in the Tarnished Blue FBI Sting  appeared in federal court today.

Sheriff's Deputy Charles Smith pleaded not guilty to obstructing justice and lying to FBI agents in an alleged conspiracy to rob drug traffickers.

His next day in court: September 6th.

Memphis Police Officer Deshone Skinner was there.

His hearing is continued until September 7th so he can find an attorney.

He's also charged with robbing drug couriers.

Also in the same courtroom, Memphis Police Officer Marvin Wilson.

He too pleaded not guilty to taking a thousand bucks in stereo equipment.

Wilson heads back to court September 22nd and his trial date is set for October 3rd.

His attorney said the prosecution has 20 days to present proof of its case.

Fellow officer, Roderick Smith, faces similar charges as Skinner.

His detention hearing is this afternoon.

Also, two civilians are charged with taking money from an informant in this case: Geno Bonds and Michael Wortham.

Bonds was arraigned today...he pleaded not guilty.

Wortham is not on the calendar at this time.

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