Former Corrections Officer Sentenced For Accepting Bribes
Ocala, Florida – Senior U.S. District Judge Wm. Terrell Hodges today sentenced Antoine D. Clark (30, Orlando) to three years and one month in federal prison for receipt of a bribe by a public official. The Court also entered a money judgment against him in the amount of $28,450, which represents the proceeds of the offense. Clark pleaded guilty on September 23, 2014.
According to court documents, Clark was employed as a Corrections Officer at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex (USP-2) in Sumter County. Based on information from inmates at the facility, agents discovered that Clark had been smuggling tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, cell phones, and pornography into the prison. In exchange for these items, inmates had arranged for Clark to be paid by cash or wire transfers from third parties.
Following his arrest on June 26, 2014, Clark admitted that he had smuggled contraband into the prison in exchange for bribes. He received $28,450.00 in illegal payments, all of which is being forfeited.
This case was investigated by the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert E. Bodnar, Jr.