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Non-DOJ Individual Sentenced for Conspiracy to Defraud the BOP


On June 28, 2022, a Non-DOJ individual was sentenced to two years of probation, six months of home detention with location monitoring, and a $4,000 fine for one count of Conspiracy to Defraud the BOP.  Nicolo Denichilo was sentenced in the District of New Jersey.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, from in or about June 2018 through on or about March 12, 2020, Denichilo conspired with BOP inmates and others to use drones to smuggle contraband into the Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Cyber Investigations Office with assistance from the OIG’s New York Field Office and New Jersey Area Office, the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.

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