ST. PETERSBURG -- A federal grand jury in Tampa has formally charged a St. Petersburg homicide detective with seven counts in a public corruption case.
Six of the counts announced Tuesday charge 39-year-old Anthony Foster with a wire fraud scheme to deprive the public of honest services. The seventh count charges Foster with attempted extortion. He was arrested last month and placed on unpaid leave.
Officials say Foster extorted money from a confidential informant, promising to help the person beat an arrest if that person paid him with cash and valuables.