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Inmate Sentenced to 30 Days in Prison for Possessing Phone

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Ivan Hernandez pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to 30 days in prison with no supervised release to follow, on his conviction of possession of contraband in prison while an inmate at the Moshannon Valley Correctional Center, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Ivan Hernandez, 33.

According to information presented to the Court, on July 30, 2013, Hernandez possessed a phone, which is a prohibited object under prison regulations.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Hickton commended the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Justice for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Hernandez.

Updated February 4, 2016