Former Calipatria State Prison Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison for Wire Fraud
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 12, 2012|
United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced today that David Santos Zamudio, II, a former medical office technician for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison by United States District Judge Janis L. Sammartino. Zamudio pled guilty to one count of wire fraud on July 10, 2012. Judge Sammartino also ordered Zamudio to serve three years of supervised release following the completion of his prison term.
According to court documents, Zamudio worked primarily at Calipatria State Prison in Imperial County, California. In his plea, Zamudio admitted to using his official position to solicit and accept payments from prisoners, and others acting on prisoners’ behalf, to smuggle contraband (including cell phones and tobacco products) into the prison, in violation of CDCR regulations. Zamudio admitted to receiving payments of more than $33,000 from individuals made through wire transfers.
United States Attorney Duffy praised the efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of Internal Affairs, which investigated this case.
David Santos Zamudio, II
Summary of Charge
Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1343 and 1346-wire fraud; Title 18, United States Code, Sections 981(a)(1)(C), 982(b)(1), Title 28, United States Code, Section 2461(c) and Title 21, United States Code, Section 853(p)-criminal forfeiture
Federal Bureau of Investigation
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation-Office of Internal Affairs