2 Prison Employees Plead Guilty to Bribery

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Clarksburg, W.Va. (AP) -- Two federal prison employees in West Virginia have pleaded guilty to bribery charges.

The U.S. Attorney's office announced Wednesday that corrections officer William E. Brantner admitted receiving money from an inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary at Hazelton in Preston County in return for heroin, marijuana, tobacco and a cell phone in March 2008.

In addition, Carol Jarvis, a teacher employed at the Federal Correctional Institution in Gilmer County, pleaded guilty to selling tobacco to an inmate in November 2005.

The 24-year-old Brantner, of Friendsville, MD., and the 41-year-old Jarvis, of Normantown, each face up to 15 years in prison and $250,000 fines when sentenced in U.S. Magistrate Court in Clarksburg.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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