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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Federal Inmate With Cell Phone Will Spend An Extra Month In Prison

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to 1 month incarceration on his conviction for possession of contraband in prison, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Franklin Rodriguez, 43. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Rodriguez is currently serving.

According to information presented to the court on December 24 ,2012, Rodriguez was in possession of contraband, namely a cell phone.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended Officers of the McKean Federal Correctional Institution for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rodriguez.

Updated July 14, 2015