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Chief Middle District of Florida U.S. District Court Federal Judge Releases Inmate for Help in Sumter County Prison Drug Conspiracy


Sumter County’s only Federal Prison, Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, and only one of two Correctional Complexes in the South East United States, was also home to a conspiracy of five corrupt guards and other civilian workers who, according to reports, were paid to facilitate and bring in contraband into the facility. This prison scheme was unearthed in large part by the work of an inmate.

The inmate, and former cocaine dealer, additionally helped dismantle a sixteen person marijuana syndicate and draw attention to an eleven member prison-gang who distributed heroin. At the time of the hearing, the convicted drug trafficker, had served nineteen (19) years in Federal Prison.

For the work of this inmate, Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, converted two consecutive life sentences to “Time Served”. A Motion to Modify or Correct Sentence can be brought on behalf of defendants in rare situations. But in cases like this one, if properly argued and for a great reason, a judge is always able to modify the terms and conditions of their sentence.

For more information Contact Sumter County Criminal Attorney Whittel & Melton, LLC or Bushnell, Florida Criminal Lawyer Jason Melton at 1-866-608-5529.

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