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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Federal Inmates Indicted For Conspiracy To Obtain Controlled Substances

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that William Bonilla, Jr., age 31, and William Davis, age 29, both inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution, Schuylkill, in Minersville, Pennsylvania (FCI Schuylkill), were indicted on December 20, 2016, by a federal grand jury for conspiracy and attempt to obtain marijuana and synthetic marijuana in FCI Schuylkill.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  Assistant United States Attorney Todd K. Hinkley is prosecuting the case.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 10 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a $500,000 fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

 

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Updated December 21, 2016