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Big Sandy Inmate Sentenced to 17.5 Years for Assaulting a Federal Corrections Officer

U.S. Attorney’s Office September 02, 2010
  • Eastern District of Kentucky (859) 233-2661

LONDON, KY—A former inmate at Big Sandy Prison in Inez, Kentucky was sentenced yesterday to 17.5 years in prison for attacking a corrections officer.

United States District Court Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove sentenced 32-year-old Adam Oliveri, of New York, for assault of a corrections officer resulting in bodily injury.

In April 2010, after a three-day trial, a jury found Oliveri guilty of the charge. The evidence at trial established that on October 21, 2008, Oliveri stabbed the corrections officer in the head, back, and arm with a prison made weapon. As a result of Oliveri’s attack, the officer suffered from several injuries.

Under federal law, Oliveri must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence. The judge ordered that Oliveri serve his 17.5-year sentence after the completion of his 165-month federal sentences for drug and weapons offenses and his 25-year New York state court sentence for manslaughter.

The investigation was conducted by the Big Sandy Special Investigations Service and the FBI. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorneys Robert M. Duncan, Jr. and J. Hamilton Thompson.

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