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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 17, 2014

Judge Sentences Federal Inmate To 2 More Years In Prison For Possessing A Weapon

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to 24 months 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 Keith Hightower, 29. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Hightower is currently serving.

According to information presented to the court, on or about May 9, 2014, Hightower was in possession of contraband, namely, a weapon.

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 Hightower.

Updated July 14, 2015