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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Indiana

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Federal inmate sentenced for aggravated assault on correctional officer

Terre Haute inmate serving 20 years for carjacking gets additional time for breaking correctional officer’s nose


Terre Haute – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler, today announced the sentencing of an inmate in the Federal Correctional Complex-Terre Haute (FCCTH) for aggravated assault on a federal officer. Joshua A. Waldman, 33, of South Dakota, was found guilty in December of 2014, and sentenced to 60 months additional time by U. S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson.

“Working at the Federal Correctional Complex is a very dangerous job,” said Minkler. “My office will continue to aggressively prosecute anyone who causes harm to our federal employees there.”

Waldman was assigned to the FCCTH, serving a 20 year sentence for a carjacking he committed in South Dakota. In June 2013, Waldman was subjected to a search when officers suspected he may be carrying contraband.

Officers ordered Waldman against a wall to be searched when he head-butted an officer, breaking his nose.

According to Assistant United States Attorney James M. Warden, who prosecuted the case, Waldman will serve his 60 month sentence consecutive to the 20 year sentence he is currently serving for a carjacking conviction.




Updated March 31, 2015