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McKean-FCI Inmate Admits Assault on Federal Officer

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

ERIE, Pa. - A federal prisoner at McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of assaulting a federal officer, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Rogelio Muniz-Valdez, 41, 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 March 15, 2017, Muniz-Valdez assaulted a federal officer who was engaged in his official duties.

Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for January 8, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 8 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.

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

Office of the McKean Federal Correctional Institution conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Muniz-Valdez.

Updated September 12, 2017