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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Detainee Charged With Attempting To Escape

PHILADELPHIA – Cory Foster, 28, a detainee at the Federal Detention Center (FDC) in Philadelphia, was charged today by indictment with attempted escape, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the indictment, on October 14, 2015, Foster, who had been indicted and was being detained at the FDC, attempted to escape.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison, a possible fine, up to three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jose Arteaga.


An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated April 21, 2016