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FCi- Berlin Inmate Pleads Guilty to Assault

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire


            CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Bashir Masaoud, 31, an inmate at FCI-Berlin pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting staff at the prison while the staff were performing their official duties.

            Documents filed with the court and statements made at the today’s hearing established that on May 23, 2017, Masaoud left his cell on Unit A-3 of the prison, crossed the common area of the unit, and grabbed the shirt of a correctional officer.  Masaoud attempted to strike the officer with a closed fist.  Masaoud was subdued with pepper spray and the assistance of other officers.  Masaoud kicked another officer who was assisting in getting Masaoud under control.

            A sentencing hearing is scheduled for  July 17, 2018.

            The case was investigated by the Bureau of Prisons staff at FCI-Berlin.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald Feith. 




Updated April 2, 2018

Press Release Number: 18-062