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Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Submitting Fraudulent Letter to the Government

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2012

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pa. pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to three months incarceration on his conviction for using a false writing or document in a matter within the jurisdiction of the government, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin imposed the sentence on Wahidullah Hossaini, 34.

According to information presented to the court, in and around March 2012, Hossaini submitted a fraudulent letter in an effort to gain admittance to the Residential Drug Abuse Program at FCI-McKean.

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 Luther.

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