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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

FCI-Berlin Inmate Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Assaulting Prison Staff

CONCORD, N.H. –U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Bashir Masaoud, 31, an inmate at FCI-Berlin, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for assaulting staff members at the prison.

              According to court documents and statements in court, 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.

             Massoud pleaded guilty on August 2, 2018, to two counts of assaulting federal officers.

Masaoud is currently serving a ten-year sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The 24-month sentence will start after Masaoud completes his current sentence.

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






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Updated July 17, 2018