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Federal Inmate Gets Additional Prison Time For Possessing Weapon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2011

ERIE, Pa. ‑ Artemio Garcia-Santiago, an inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania, pled guilty and has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months 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 46 month term of imprisonment Mr. Garcia-Santiago was previously serving at the time of this offense.

Chief United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster imposed the sentence on Garcia-Santiago, age 35.

According to information presented to the court, on August 15, 2010, Garcia-Santiago was in possession of a weapon, described as a 4 1/2-inch homemade weapon sharpened to a point.

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 Garcia-Santiago.

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