Former Federal Correctional Officer Sentenced for Providing Contraband to an Inmate
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 14, 2010|
BECKLEY, WV—A former federal correctional officer pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday for providing contraband to an inmate. Aarron Robinette, 33, of Alderson, West Virginia, admitted that between July 20 and August 10, 2008, while employed as a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Beckley, West Virginia, he provided tobacco to an inmate. United States Magistrate Judge R. Clarke Vandervort sentenced Robinette to five years’ probation and ordered him to pay a $3,400 fine. As special conditions of probation, Robinette must serve four months in custody and three months in a halfway house. Robinette, who has resigned from the Bureau of Prisons, is also prohibited from seeking employment as a corrections officer or law enforcement officer.
The U.S. Department of Justice - Office of the Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Prisons jointly conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney John L. File handled the prosecution.