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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Judge Sentences Federal Inmate To Extra Prison Time For Possessing Cigarettes And Cell Phones

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

Chief United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin imposed the sentence on Leray Lanier, 26. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Lanier is currently serving.

According to information presented to the court on January 11, 2013, Lanier was in possession of contraband, namely cell phones and cigarettes.

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 Lanier.

Updated July 14, 2015