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Former USMS Contract Correctional Officer Sentenced for Bribery


On December 10, 2020, a former USMS Contract Correctional Officer previously assigned to the East Hidalgo Detention Center in La Villa, Texas, was sentenced to twenty-four months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for one count of bribery of public officials.  Jhaziel Loredo was sentenced in the Southern District of Texas.  According to the plea agreement, Loredo pleaded guilty to a one-count Indictment, which stated that from in or about October 2018 through on or about August 8, 2019, Loredo used his official position as a Correctional Officer to corruptly accept and receive United States currency in exchange 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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