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Shamokin Dam Resident Charged With Providing Contraband To Allenwood Inmate

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 that charges have been filed against Andrea Gemberling, of Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania. 

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Gemberling, age 39, is charged in a one-count Information with providing contraband – tobacco and a cell phone to an inmate serving a sentence at the Allenwood Federal Penitentiary, White Deer, Pennsylvania. 

     The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General, and Special Investigation Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Wayne P. Samuelson is assigned to prosecute 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 guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     In this case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is one year imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a 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.

Updated April 9, 2015