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Western District of Virginia
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February 26, 2015

Federal Inmate Sentenced for Bribing Correctional Officer to Smuggle Contraband into Penitentiary

ABINGDON, VA—Acting United States Attorney Anthony P. Giorno announced today that Glenn Ming Young, 30, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 47 months’ imprisonment in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon after having previously been found guilty by a jury of one count of bribery of a public official, one count of conspiracy to bribe a public official. Young also pleaded guilty to possession of contraband.

According to evidence presented at the trial by Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee and Special Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Jayne, Young was an inmate at the United States Penitentiary Lee County, Virginia, in Jonesville, Virginia, and between August 2013 and November 2013, Young made multiple monetary payments, totaling at least $2,000, to a correctional officer of the United States Bureau of Prisons at the penitentiary in return for the officer smuggling tobacco products and a cellular telephone into the penitentiary. These items were then provided to Young in violation of Bureau of Prisons regulations.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service at United States Penitentiary Lee County, and the United States Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee and Special Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Jayne prosecuted the case for the United States.

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