Foster Trial Defendant Pleads Guilty

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Rafael Guzman, one of the defendants in the trial involving former Fresno Police Deputy Chief Keith Foster, has pleaded guilty to drug-related charges, according to officials with the United States Attorney’s Office.

According to a statement released Monday afternoon, Guzman, 42, pled guilty on Monday to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

Guzman, along with Foster and five other defendants, were indicted on April 9, 2015. Guzman’s plea, according to the statement, was a part of a plea agreement where Guzman admitted to conspiring with Foster to acquire and distribute heroin, between December 23, 2014 and February 2, 2015.

Guzman, according to the statement, is scheduled to be sentenced on August 15. He is facing up to 20 years in prison, and a $1 million fine.

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