Former federal corrections officer pleads guilty to bribery


FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – On Wednesday, a former federal corrections officer from Dillon pleaded guilty to bribery in federal court.

Court officials say Angela McLeod, 44, accepted bribes from inmates and their associates to bring contraband, specifically tobacco, to inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution in Bennettsville from 2013 to 2015.

The case was investigated by agents of the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Justice.  Assistant United States Attorney A. Bradley Parham of the Florence office is prosecuting the case.

US District Judge R. Bryan Harwell of Florence accepted the guilty plea and will impose his sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report from the U.S. Probation Office.

Acting US Attorney Beth Drake says the maximum penalty for bribery is imprisonment for 15 years and a fine of $250,000.

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