☷Correctional Officer Charged with Providing Contraband to Inmates
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Correctional Officer Charged with Providing Contraband to Inmates Acting U . S . Attorney Michelle M . Baeppler announced that a federal grand jury returned a four - count indictment charging Milton Williams , 27 , of Austintown , Ohio , with participating in a conspiracy that sold contraband to inmates at a Federal Correctional Institute in Elkton , Ohio ( FCI - Elkton ) . According to the indictment , from March 2020 to January 2021 , the defendant worked as a Correctional Officer at FCI - Elkton . The indictment states that during this time , Williams and others participated in a conspiracy that smuggled tobacco and cell phones into the prison and sold them to inmates . The indictment alleges that inmates made payments through a mobile phone application . An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt . A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt . If convicted , the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after a review of factors unique to this case , including the defendant’s prior criminal record , if any , the defendant’s role in the offenses , and the characteristics of the violation . In all cases , the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum , and in most cases , it will be less than the maximum . This case was investigated by the FBI and the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General . This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U . S . Attorney Bryson N . Gillard .
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