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BOP Case Management Coordinator Indicted for Civil Rights Violations, Tampering with a Witness, and Falsifying a Document with Intent to Obstruct a Federal Investigation

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On October 6, 2022, a BOP Case Management Coordinator assigned to the United States Penitentiary Big Sandy (USP Big Sandy) in Inez, Kentucky, was charged via superseding Indictment with two counts of civil rights violations, two counts of tampering with a witness, and two counts of falsifying a document with intent to obstruct a federal investigation.  Samuel Patrick was indicted in the Eastern District of Kentucky.  According to the superseding Indictment, on or about April 29, 2021, Patrick willfully deprived an inmate of rights to be free from cruel and unusual punishment by assaulting the inmate in the lieutenants’ office, pressured a BOP employee who witnessed the assault to write a false report, and falsified a document with intent to obstruct the investigation of the assault by writing an internal memorandum intended to cover up the assault of the inmate.  Also according to the superseding Indictment, on or about March 30, 2021, Patrick willfully deprived another inmate of rights to be free from cruel and unusual punishment by assaulting the inmate in a housing unit, pressured a BOP employee who witnessed the assault to write a false report, and falsified a document with intent to obstruct the investigation of the assault by writing an internal memorandum intended to cover up the assault of the inmate.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Lexington Domicile Office and the FBI.

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