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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 17, 2014

Inmate Sentenced To An Additional Month In Prison For Possessing Cell Phone

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to 1 month in jail on his conviction of possession of contraband in prison, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Jose I. Aquino, 31. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Aquino is currently serving.

According to information presented to the court, on or about June 14, 2014, Aquino was in possession of contraband, namely, a cell phone.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended Officers of the McKean Federal Correctional Institution for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Aquino.

Updated July 14, 2015