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Parolee says parole officer tried to get $10,000 bribe

A parolee turned the tables on his parole officer and had him arrested for soliciting a $10,000 bribe, prosecutors said Friday.

Karl Clegg, an eight-year parole officer, is charged with official misconduct, bribery and the attempted sale of drugs. Prosecutors said he demanded the money in exchange for changing the parolee's reporting frequency from weekly to monthly.But the parolee, who made four payments from October to December 1997, took charge after paying Clegg $2,300, and reported Clegg, according to authorities.