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Former Prison Guard Sentenced To Four Years For Smuggling Contraband

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA – George Kindle, 29, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for delivering contraband to an inmate at The House of Corrections (HOC), in Philadelphia, where he worked at the time.  On October 11, 2013, and then again on November 15, 2013, Kindle smuggled past prison security at the HOC a cellular telephone and 100 pills, represented to contain OxyContin, in exchange for $1,000.  Kindle pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted extortion under color of official right and two counts of attempted distribution of controlled substances on November 20, 2015.


In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge John R. Padova ordered a $2,000 fine, three years of supervised release, 100 hours of community service, a $2,000 forfeiture money judgment, and a $400 special assessment.


The case was investigated by the FBI with assistance from the Philadelphia Department of Corrections. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin R. Brenner.

Updated February 11, 2016

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