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Federal Bureau of Prisons Nurse Sentenced for Contraband Smuggling and Bribery Conspiracy


On June 28, 2023, a former BOP Clinical Nurse previously assigned to the Federal Detention Center Miami, Florida (FDC-Miami), was sentenced to 72 months of incarceration and 3 years of supervised release for one count of conspiracy to accept bribes and provide contraband in prison and one count of introduction of contraband.  Ruben Montanez Mirabal was sentenced in the Southern District of Florida.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, from on or about November 1, 2021, through on or about August 24, 2022, Montanez-Mirabal, working in conjunction with others, solicited illegal monetary payments and other things of value, including the free use of luxury vehicles and sports cars, from FDC Miami inmates and others acting on behalf of such inmates, in exchange for the introduction of contraband, including controlled substances, into the FDC-Miami.  This investigation was conducted by the OIG Miami Field Office and the FBI, with assistance provided by the OIG’s Cyber Investigation Office.

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