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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Inmate Sentenced To More Than 12 Years In Federal Prison For Attacking Corrections Officer

Ocala, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. today sentenced Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Lopez (47) to more than 12 years and 7 months in federal prison for forcibly assaulting a federal officer resulting in bodily injury. He pleaded guilty to the offense on December 13, 2017.

According to court documents and evidence presented at sentencing, Rodriguez-Lopez was an inmate at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, United States Penitentiary 2, in Sumter County, Florida. On June 23, 2013, while serving a sentence for assaulting another inmate, Rodriguez-Lopez attacked a federal corrections officer who was making rounds at the prison. He repeatedly punched and kicked the officer until subdued by other staff members. Rodriguez-Lopez, an illegal alien from Mexico, will be deported from the United States upon completion of this latest prison sentence.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Bureau of Prisons. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert E. Bodnar, Jr.

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Immigration
Violent Crime
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Updated May 18, 2018