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Corrections Officer Sentenced To Federal Prison For Accepting Bribe PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 14:06
United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced Arlinda Hendrix Lee 47, of Windsor, North Carolina, to 12 months and 1 day in prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release after an investigation revealed that as a correctional officer at Rivers Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Winton, North Carolina, was accepting bribes and helping to smuggle contraband into the prison for inmates.
On July 23, 2018, Lee pleaded guilty to a Criminal Information that charged her with Receipt of Bribes by a Public Official from 2015 to January 27, 2017.
In December 2015, investigators became aware that an inmate at Rivers FCI was using contraband cell phones to facilitate the smuggling of contraband cigarettes and drugs into the prison, as well as to communicate with drug associates. A review of telephone records from September 22, 2015 through March 28, 2016 revealed that the inmate had 53 contacts with phone numbers associated with Lee. The inmate ater obtained a new cell phone, and phone records revealed five additional contacts with Lee.
Investigators determined that between May 10, 2012, and August 18, 2016, LEE received $7,350 in wire transfers from known associates of Rivers FCI inmates in exchange for helping to smuggle contraband into the prison.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons Office of Inspector General. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Scott A. Lemmon.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 14:09
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