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Former Reeves County Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 24, 2009
  • Western District of Texas (210) 384-7100

United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that this afternoon in Midland, 28-year old Katherin Elizabeth Terry of Pecos, Texas, a former corrections officer at the Reeves County Detention Center, pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling iPods to an inmate at that facility.

Appearing before United States Magistrate Judge David Counts, Terry admitted that on three dates in April and May 2008, she received a total of approximately $500 from the mother of an RCDC inmate in exchange for her agreement to smuggle contraband iPods to the inmate.

Terry will face up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when she is sentenced in March 2010.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with Reeves County Detention Center Internal Affairs. Assistant United States Attorney John S. Klassen is prosecuting the matter for the Government.