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Federal Inmate Sentenced for Assault Charge

January 22, 2013

LAKE CHARLES, La.: United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Edward Rodriguez, 39, an inmate at Pollock USP, was sentenced today to an additional two years in prison for assaulting a Bureau of Prison employee.

Edward Rodriguez assaulted a USP Pollock officer while the officer was engaged in the performance of his duties. Rodriguez was standing in front of the officer’s station when he assaulted another inmate. The inmate ran into the officer’s station for protection. An officer went to his aid, and Rodriguez shoved the officer in the chest before turning around and fleeing from the officer’s station.

Rodriguez is currently serving a 154-month term of imprisonment for aiding and abetting armed bank robbery, and aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Investigative Services for The Bureau of Prisons at Pollock. The case was prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel Joseph G. Jarzabek and Special United States Attorney Seiji Ohashi.

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