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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Former Corrections Officer Sentenced to 18 Months for Providing Contraband in Prison and Conflict of Interest

St. Croix, USVI – Chief District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis, on March 13, 2017, sentenced Abdul Robinson, 39, of St. Croix, to six months in prison for providing contraband in prison and one year in prison for the territorial offense of conflict of interest, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced. Judge Lewis ordered Robinson to serve the one year sentence after the six-month sentence, and also ordered him to serve one year of supervised release and pay a fine of $500 and a special assessment of $25.

On September 20, 2016, Robinson pleaded guilty to providing contraband in prison and conflict of interest. According to documents filed in court, on April 5, 2013, Robinson received a cellular telephone along with $100 from an undercover agent and agreed to deliver the telephone to an inmate at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility. Robinson delivered the telephone inside the prison. At the time of the event, Robinson was employed as a Corrections Officer with the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso G. Andrews, Jr.

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Public Corruption
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Updated March 14, 2017