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BOP Correctional Officer and Non-DOJ Individual Self-Surrender After They and a BOP Inmate are Indicted for Conspiracy, Providing Contraband in a BOP Facility, and Bribing a Public Official


On November 5, 2020, a BOP Correctional Officer assigned to the Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan (FCI Sheridan) in Oregon self-surrendered, and on November 2, 2020 a non-DOJ individual self-surrendered, following a three-count Indictment charging them and an FCI Sheridan inmate with conspiracy, providing contraband in prison, and bribing a public official.  Correctional Officer Nickolas Herrera, non-DOJ individual Elizabeth McIntosh, and inmate Donte Hunt were indicted on September 23, 2020, in the District of Oregon.  According to the Indictment, from in or about March 2019 through on or about December 31, 2019, the three conspired to commit bribery of a public official and to provide and possess contraband in prison. Specifically, McIntosh and others provided contraband including marijuana, Suboxone, cigarettes, cellular telephones, and designer sneakers, to Herrera, with the intent to smuggle these items into FCI Sheridan for Hunt.  Also according to the Indictment, on or about May 21, 2019, Herrera provided Suboxone to Hunt, and on or about October 21, 2019, McIntosh provided money to Herrera in exchange for Herrera introducing contraband into FCI Sheridan for Hunt. The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Seattle Domicile Office.

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