Federal prosecutors in Oakland say 51-year-old Christopher Butler pleaded guilty on Tuesday to seven felony counts related to drug dealing, framing drunken drivers and operating a Pleasant Hill brothel disguised as a massage parlor.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the former Antioch police officer-turned-private investigator longed for fame, money and a starring role in his own television reality show.
Butler’s 2010 Lifetime show "P.I. Moms of San Francisco" featured a crew of female detectives tracking down and videotaping cheating husbands. Prosecutors say Butler orchestrated the men’s drunken driving arrests after he was hired by ex-wives.
Defense lawyer William Gagen says Butler’s ego overpowered good judgment.
___ Information from: San Francisco Chronicle.