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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
Acting UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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October 27, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hazelton Inmate Sentenced for Aiding and Abetting Assault

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 37 year old federal inmate was sentenced on October 22, 2009, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

Acting United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that JOSEPH VANSACH, an inmate at USP Hazelton, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, to run consecutive to his present sentence. VANSACH entered a plea of guilty on October 13, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging him with aiding and abetting the assault of another inmate, using a lock attached to a short belt on August 13, 2008.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David E. Godwin. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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