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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 8, 2019

Bronx Man Admits Giving Drugs to Inmate at FCI-McKean

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Bronx, New York, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of providing contraband in a federal prison, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Karlos Serrano pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on December 19, 2009, Serrano provided a quantity of heroin and marijuana to Jorge Borges-Rosario, an inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for August 5, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court continued Serrano on bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Officers of the McKean Correctional Institution and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Serrano.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 8, 2019