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Press Release

Federal Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Contact Person: Bradley Parham (843) 727-4381

Florence, South Carolina ---- Acting United States Attorney Beth Drake stated that Angela McLeod, age 44, of Dillon, South Carolina has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Florence, to bribery, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 201(b)(2)(C).  United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell of Florence accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Evidence presented at the guilty plea hearing established that from 2013 to 2015, McLeod, who was a Federal Correctional Officer at the time, accepted bribes from inmates and their associates in exchange for which she brought contraband, specifically tobacco, to inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution in Bennettsville.  Ms. Drake stated the maximum penalty for bribery is imprisonment for 15 years and/or a fine of $250,000.

The case was investigated by agents of the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Justice.  Assistant United States Attorney A. Bradley Parham of the Florence office is prosecuting the case.


Updated September 14, 2016