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Inmate Sentenced For Assaulting Corrections Officers

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

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Maurice Weaver, age 38, a federal inmate, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann to 24 months imprisonment and three years’ supervised release.  His sentence is to run consecutive to any other sentence being served by Weaver.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Weaver was charged in an indictment on September 11, 2013 with assaulting the Warden and Associate Warden at the Allenwood Penitentiary in January 2012. After these assaults, Weaver was transferred to the Lewisburg Penitentiary where he assaulted a corrections officer from that institution. The injuries to the three officers were not life threatening.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Eric Pfisterer.

Updated April 9, 2015