He allegedly did not report more than $58,000 earned from off-duty jobs at area nightclubs.

 A Cincinnati police officer has been charged with failing to report tens of thousands of dollars earned from off-duty jobs at area nightclubs.

 Diondre Winstead, 44, of Cincinnati, Ohio, allegedly failed to report more than $58,000 earned from off-duty jobs in tax years 2015, 2016 and 2017.

 According to court records, Winstead is charged as part of an investigation into alleged narcotics money laundering organizations operating as Cincinnati nightclubs.

 Promoters allegedly use drug proceeds to pay for artists and performers at the nightclubs as a way to generate revenue that would appear to be legitimate. Winstead, a Cincinnati police officer of more than 16 years, worked off-duty jobs at the clubs and received cash payments from the promoters. He was investigated by the federal-state Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

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