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October 10, 2012


Two Individuals Sentenced on Escape Charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Two individuals who were convicted on March 22, 2012, by a Clarksburg jury were sentenced on October 5, 2012, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

HARVEY BREWER, age 40, an inmate at FCI Gilmer was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment to run concurrent with the 120-month sentence he is currently serving and TASHA SHELEKA SAUNDERS, age 33, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment. BREWER was convicted of escape and SAUNDERS was convicted of aiding and abetting the escape of BREWER from FCI Gilmer on August 28, 2010, where he was in confined at the direction of the Attorney General upon a conviction in the District of Maryland for the offense of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin. The Court found that both defendants committed extensive perjury when they testified at trial.

BREWER was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal and SAUNDERS, who is on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on January 11, 2013.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and was investigated by the West Virginia State Police-Glenville detachment and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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