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January 6, 2015

Federal Inmate Sentenced to Two Years for Possession of a Weapon

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Margarito Morales-Oliva, age 35, formerly of Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard P. Conaboy to 24 months in prison for possessing a sharpened weapon commonly referred to as a “shank.”

According to the United States Attorney Peter Smith, Morales-Oliva was charged in August of 2014 and pleaded guilty in October of 2014. The sentence imposed today is to be served after the expiration of the sentence he is currently serving.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Special Investigation Section at the United States Penitentiary federal prison in Waymart, Pennsylvania. Prosecution is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus.

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