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BOP Inmate Sentenced for Bribery of a Public Official and Introduction of Contraband


On October 12, 2021, a BOP inmate previously imprisoned at the United States Penitentiary Big Sandy (USP Big Sandy) in Inez, Kentucky, was sentenced to serve 46 months of imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for one count of bribery of a public official and one count of introduction of contraband.  Librado Navarette was sentenced in the Eastern District of Kentucky.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, from in or about spring 2016 through on or about April 2019, Navarette was an inmate at USP Big Sandy.  In or about May 2019, BOP officials conducted a search of Navarette’s cell and recovered contraband items, including but not limited to marijuana, phones, SIM cards, tobacco, and K2 (a synthetic marijuana).  Navarette admitted that he agreed to provide and provided financial payments to a BOP Cook Supervisor in exchange for the Cook Supervisor smuggling contraband items to him for himself and other inmates. The investigation was conducted by the OIG’s Lexington Domicile Office, the United States Postal Inspections Service, the FBI, and the Georgetown, Kentucky Police Department.

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