Twin brothers Jael and Jan Sanchez accused of trying to bribe police
BROOKLYN - Twin brothers are facing bribery charges for allegedly offering to pay off police after one of the brothers was arrested during a traffic stop.
Police say 20-year-old Jael Sanchez was pulled over on Winthrop Street for a traffic violation. When officers approached the car, they allegedly spotted him trying to hide what was determined to be marijuana, gift cards and forged credit cards.
Officials say Sanchez offered $10,000 to officers to let him go.
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When Sanchez's twin brother, Jan Sanchez, later arrived at the 71st Precinct, police say he also offered $4,000 for his brother's release.
Both men are facing bribery charges. Jael Sanchez faces additional charges for marijuana possession and possession of forged property.