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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

August 2, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Federal Inmate Enters Plea and is
Sentenced in Federal Court

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A USP Hazelton inmate entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced on August 1, 2012, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: LICURTIS WHITNEY, age 35, entered a plea of guilty to one count of Obstruction of Justice, on September 10, 2011, at the satellite camp at USP Hazleton, by concealing a cellular telephone and preventing said cellular telephone from being used as evidence in an investigation and prosecution of the possession of said cellular telephone. When confronted by staff regarding the possession of a cell phone, WHITNEY fled on foot and threw the cell phone into a wooded area near the camp. WHITNEY was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment to be served consecutively with his current 75-month sentence.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Investigative Services at USP Hazelton.