Former Correctional Officer Sentenced in Bribery Case
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 23, 2010|
WASHINGTON—Former Correctional Officer Quincy Hayes was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison for accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband into the Correctional Treatment Facility, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. and Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, announced.
At the sentencing, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan also imposed a two-year period of supervised release following the prison sentence, and will require Hayes to perform 100 hours of community service during that time.
At his guilty plea on March 18, 2010, Hayes, 32, of Alexandria, Va., admitted that on June 5, 2009 he accepted a $300 cash payment from an undercover FBI agent in exchange for agreeing to smuggle an iPod into the Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF) for an inmate. The CTF is operated by the Corrections Corporation of America under contract with the District of Columbia Department of Corrections. Hayes also admitted to having smuggled cigarettes into the CTF for another inmate on another occasion in exchange for a $100 bribe.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen and Assistant Director Henry commended the outstanding investigative work of the FBI Agents on the case. They also acknowledged the efforts of U.S. Attorney’s Office paralegal Maggie McCabe, as well as Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Hibarger, who prosecuted this case.