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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Inmate At United States Penitentiary Sentenced To An Additional 18 Months In Prison For Assaulting Corrections Officer

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Canaan was sentenced today, by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion in Scranton, to serve an additional 18 months in prison on the charge of assaulting a federal corrections officer.  

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Orlando Garcia-Mata, age 24, formerly of Texas, previously admitted to throwing a punch at a corrections officer at the United States Penitentiary at Canaan.  The incident occurred on March 22, 2016.  Garcia-Mata is presently serving a sentence of 46 months in prison on the charge of unlawfully being found in the United States after having been previously deported. The sentence Garcia-Mata received today will be served in addition to that sentence.

Garcia-Mata was indicted by a grand jury in Scranton in April 2016.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara    


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Updated October 19, 2016