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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 27, 2015

FCI Gilmer inmate convicted, sentenced for assaulting fellow prisoner

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gary Govindass, 36, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution, Gilmer, was convicted and sentenced today for assaulting a fellow prisoner, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In October 2014, Govindass became engaged in a physical altercation with a fellow FCI Gilmer inmate. The altercation escalated and the victim suffered multiple stab wounds.

Govindass pled guilty today to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Do Bodily Harm.” He was sentenced to an additional 12 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Prisons and the FCI Gilmer Special Investigative Services Unit led the inquiry.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 8, 2016