EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCorrectional Officer Pleads Guilty To Taking Bribe For Smuggling Tobacco
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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 30, 2013 3:24 PM EDT
Glenville, Gilmer County , West Virginia
A correctional officer has pleaded guilty to taking about $40,000 in exchange for smuggling tobacco into Federal Correctional Institution Gilmer in Glenville.
Jason Noel Squires, 27, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy to bribe public officials, and aiding and abetting bribery of a public official. Both felonies.
The Exponent Telegram reported that Squires' girlfriend, Nikole Monique Watkins, 24, also pleaded to the same charges.
U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley will sentence the couple at a later date. Both are free on bond under the supervision of the probation office in Palm Bay, Fla., where they live.
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