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Federal Inmate Sentenced To 63 Months In Prison For Assaulting Another Inmate With A Dangerous Weapon

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

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Michael Caraballo, age 37, an inmate at USP Canaan, formerly of Vermont, was sentenced yesterday, by U.S. District Judge Robert D. Mariani, to serve an additional sixty-three months’ imprisonment for assaulting another inmate with a dangerous weapon.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Caraballo previously pleaded guilty to assaulting another inmate at USP Canaan with a sharpened piece of metal commonly known as a “shank.”  Caraballo also previously admitted to possessing the metal “shank,” which is contraband in a federal prison.  The incident occurred in February 2017.   

Judge Mariani ordered that the sentence run consecutive, or in addition to, a drug trafficking sentence Caraballo is presently serving from the District of Vermont.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara prosecuted the case.

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Updated May 13, 2022