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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Former Bureau of Prisons Employee Pleads Guilty to Felony Offense

FORT WORTH, Texas — A former Bureau of Prisons (BOP) employee assigned to Carswell Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Fort Worth, Texas, Yvonne Marrufo, appeared in federal court yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton and pleaded guilty to an indictment charging one count of sexual abuse with a ward, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Marrufo, 41, of Fort Worth, faces a maximum statutory sentence of 15 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.  She will remain on bond pending sentencing, which is set for October 27, 2016, before U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means.

According to documents filed in the case, Marrufo worked at Carswell FMC as a BOP Cook Supervisor.  Beginning in approximately 2015, Marrufo engaged in a sexual act with an inmate she supervised at Carswell FMC.

The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Justice conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Poe is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated June 16, 2016