Schmuck of the Week

Richard Sandberg tries to trade bombs for cocaine, gets prison instead

When we check back in with past Schmucks of the Week, we always hope the news is good. But that's not the case very often.

Take Richard Sandberg. Back in January 2013, when we first made his acquaintance, he was accused of trying to swap bombs for cocaine or cash from a seemingly benign setting -- a suburban Jefferson County neighborhood. Just over a year later, he's received a sentence of four years-plus for doing just that. Get the schmucky details below.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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