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Allenwood Inmate Charged with Filing False Liens Against Bureau of Prisons Officials

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 05, 2014
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 221-4482

The United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that charges have been filed against Marc E. Barrett of Stamford, Connecticut.

According to United States Attorney, Peter Smith, Barrett, age 39, is charged in a one-count information with filing false liens in Connecticut and North Carolina state courts against several Bureau of Prisons officials, while incarcerated at the FCC-Allenwood Medium.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Williamsport Resident Agency. Assistant United States Attorney Wayne P. Samuelson is assigned to prosecute the case.

Indictments and criminal informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statues and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

In this case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances, and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public, and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational, and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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