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BOP Inmate Sentenced for Conspiracy to Possess Contraband in Prison, Conspiracy to Commit Hobbs Act Robbery, Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Inmate’s Wife Sentenced for Co


On September 22, 2022, a BOP inmate formerly assigned to the Metropolitan Correctional Center New York (MCC New York) in New York was sentenced to 21 years of imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release for one count of conspiracy to possess contraband in prison, one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and one count of felon in possession of firearm.  In addition, on August 8, 2022, the BOP inmate’s wife was sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release for one count of conspiracy to provide contraband in a federal prison, one count of obstruction of justice, one count of narcotics conspiracy, two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and one count of committing perjury.  BOP inmate Deejay White and his wife, Dawntiana White, were sentenced in the Southern District of New York (SDNY).  According to the Informations, court filings, and statements made during earlier court appearances, on or about January 2020, Deejay White conspired with Dawntiana White to have a firearm and drugs smuggled to Deejay White inside the MCC New York; in or about February 2020, Deejay White, knowing he had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding a year, knowingly possessed a firearm while he was an inmate at MCC New York; and on or about July 14, 2021, Dawntiana White falsely testified before a Grand Jury in the SDNY about how she obtained a firearm smuggled to Deejay White.  The charges against Deejay White of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime are related to Deejay White’s participation in a May 29, 2019, gunpoint robbery which was not investigated by the OIG.  The investigation of the remaining offenses was conducted by the OIG’s New York Field Office, ATF, DEA, FBI, and USPIS.

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