A Glendale police narcotics detective pleaded guilty this week to charges that he lied to federal investigators about his links to organized crime, accepted a bribe and obstructed justice by tipping off a top criminal target about an upcoming federal raid, helping him avoid arrest, court records show.
John Saro Balian, 45, of Seal Beach entered the plea Thursday as part of an agreement with prosecutors, according to court records. The agreement was sealed by the court.
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