WASHINGTON (AP) — A former corrections officer has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for accepting money to smuggle contraband into a D.C. jail.
Thirty-four-year-old Lenard Fleming of District Heights, Maryland, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington.READ MORE: National Weather Service Confirms EF-1 Tornado Hit Bowie, Second Tornado In Anne Arundel County
According to government evidence, Fleming had worked for the Corrections Corporation of America as a corrections officer at the Correctional Treatment Facility. CCA has a contract to provide services to the D.C. jail.READ MORE: ‘It’s Not Working,’ Council Member Frustrated At Relentless Violence In Baltimore As Police Defend Crime Plan
Prosecutors say while working for the company, Fleming met with an undercover FBI agent and agreed to smuggle a cellphone and cigarettes to an inmate in exchange for $750.MORE NEWS: Civil Rights Lawyer Ben Crump Joins Lawsuit Against Baltimore City Public Schools
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