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Federal Inmate Gets Extra Jail Time For Possessing Cell Phone

January 20, 2011

ERIE, Pa. ‑ Hakim Malik Ali, an inmate at the McKean Federal Correction Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania, pled guilty and has been sentenced in federal court to one month in jail on his conviction of possession of contraband in prison United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.  The sentence will be served consecutively to the ninety-seven month term of imprisonment Mr. Ali was previously serving at the time of this offense.

United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin imposed the sentence on Ali, age 51.

According to information presented to the court, on October 19, 2010, Ali was in possession of a cell phone.

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

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

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