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Inmate Sentenced for Possessing Cell Phone in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2012

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to one month incarceration on his conviction for possession of contraband in prison, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin imposed the sentence on Jose Israel Leal, 35. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Leal is currently serving.

According to information presented to the court, in June 2012, Leal 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 Officers of the McKean Federal Correctional Institution for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Leal.

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