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USMS Contract Facility Inmate Pleaded Guilty to Bribery and Possession of Contraband


On October 2, 2023, an inmate at a USMS contract facility, the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center (NEOCC) in Youngstown, Ohio, pleaded guilty to one count of bribery and two counts of possession of contraband in prison.  Kevin Coles pleaded guilty in the Northern District of Ohio.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, from in or about February 2017 through on or about January 17, 2019, Coles arranged for a correctional officer to be paid money in exchange for smuggling contraband, namely Suboxone and tobacco, into the NEOCC.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Chicago Field Office, the Cyber Investigations Office, and the FBI.

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