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Former USMS Contract Correctional Officer Pleaded Guilty to Bribery of a Public Official


On May 29, 2020, a former USMS Contract Correctional Officer previously assigned to the East Hidalgo Detention Center in La Villa, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of bribery of a public official.  Domingo Hernandez pleaded guilty in the Southern District of Texas.  According to the plea agreement, Hernandez pleaded guilty to a one-count Indictment, which stated that from in or about September 2016 through on or about July 28, 2018, Hernandez did, directly and indirectly, demand, seek, receive and accept or agree to receive or accept anything of value, namely U.S. currency, a Chevrolet pickup truck, and a gift card, in return for bringing contraband into the correctional facility and distributing the contraband to federal inmates.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Houston Area Office, the USMS, and the FBI, with analyst assistance provided by the OIG’s Dallas Field Office. 

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