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September 15, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORMER CORRECTIONS OFFICER SENTENCED
ON DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGE
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Rasheem Jamal Robinson, age 31, of Windsor Mill, Maryland was sentenced today to 5 years in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said, "This corrections officer was supposed to be one of the good guys. Instead, he will spend 5 years on the other side of the bars."
According to the statement of facts presented on January 20, 2006 at his guilty plea, on June 21, 2005, while employed as a corrections officer at the Maryland Correctional Institute at Jessup, Maryland, Robinson met with an undercover federal agent (the “UC”) at the Security Square Shopping Mall in Baltimore to discuss a narcotics sale. Robinson also spoke to the UC by telephone on three occasions over the next month to discuss the anticipated narcotics transaction, using code words. On August 12, 2005, Robinson met the UC at the Security Square Shopping Mall. They discussed Robinson purchasing approximately three kilograms of cocaine and paying for the cocaine at a later time. Federal agents arrested Robinson after he took possession of a portion of the cocaine.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for their work in this joint investigation. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorney Harry M. Gruber who prosecuted the case.
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