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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Oakdale prisoner pleads guilty to assaulting fellow inmate

LAKE CHARLES, La. United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that an Oakdale inmate pleaded guilty Wednesday to assaulting another inmate.

Frank Quinton Gaitor, 49, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Center, Oakdale, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of assault within maritime and territorial jurisdiction. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter. According to the guilty plea, Gaitor assaulted and intentionally struck a fellow inmate on January 2, 2016 at the Federal Correctional Center in Oakdale. The assault left the inmate with serious bodily injuries.

Gaitor faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The court set a sentencing date of April 17, 2018.

The FBI and U.S. Bureau of Prisons conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys David J. Ayo and Jamilla A. Bynog are prosecuting the case.

Updated February 8, 2018