Former Corrections Officer Pled Guilty to Bribery

Clarksbury, West Virginia — October 22, 2008 — A former Corrections Officer entered a plea of guilty on October 1, 2008, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge John S. Kraull.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that ROBERT D. SNYDER, age 34, of Oakland, Maryland, entered a plea of guilty to an Information. SNYDER, formerly a Correctional Officer assigned to the United States Penitentiary at Hazelton, was charged with bribery after receiving United States currency from an inmate housed at the penitentiary in exchange for contraband (smokeless tobacco).

SNYDER faces a maximum exposure of 15 years imprisonment and a fine of $250.00.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David E. Godwin. The case was investigated by the Office of the Inspector General’s Washington Field Office, the USP Hazelton SIS, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.