Sunday, November 27, 2005
Prison Guard Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Contraband
(AP) PHILADELPHIA A prison guard pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribery charges in federal court, admitting to smuggling contraband - including cell phones and booze—to five prisoners.
Matthew R. Sartin, 34, who worked at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia, raked in nearly $14,000 in exchange for the items, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie Fitzgerald.
Friends and relatives of the inmates sent the contraband to a post office box that Sartin opened in Bear, Del. Sartin retrieved the packages and smuggled them into the prison during a five-month period in 2003, prosecutors said.
The smuggling ended when an inmate reported Sartin, and he was fired. Sartin, of Middletown, Del., is slated to be sentenced in February.
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