PD: Defendant's friend offered juror $10k bribe

Posted at 3:53 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 17:31:58-05

CINCINNATI – How far would you go for a friend?

Daryl Bullocks is facing charges that he offered a juror a $10,000 bribe, according to the Hamilton County prosecutor.

Bullocks, 33, contacted a juror's husband and offered the money in return for his wife’s not guilty vote against Bullock's friend, Jamar Hamilton, prosecutor Joe Deters said.

Hamilton was on trial in January for heroin trafficking and possession, along with having a weapon under disability. The grand jury deemed him a major drug offender. Hamilton was ultimately convicted.

Bullocks got the juror's information from a juror's questionnaire,  Deters said. Once Bullocks contacted the  juror’s husband, he  immediately told his wife, and she contacted authorities, Deters said.

Bullocks also tried to destroy evidence by attempting to hit the erase button on the tape recorder that the investigators were using while questioning him.

Bullocks  was indicted Thursday on one count of bribery (Felony 3), obstructing justice (Felony 3) and attempted tampering with evidence (Felony 4). If convicted of all charges, he faces up to 7 ½ years in prison.