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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Federal Inmate In Possession Of A Cell Phone Sentenced To 3 More Months In Prison

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to 3 months in jail 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 Ameet Kotak, 27. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Kotak is currently serving.

According to information presented to the court, on or about June 28, 2013, Kotak was in possession of contraband, namely, a cell phone.

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

Updated July 14, 2015