MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Oklahoma News

February 8, 2014

State penitentiary officer pleads guilty to accepting bribe

A female correctional officer at Oklahoma State Penitentiary pleaded guilty of accepting a bribe and bringing contraband into the prison.

Chelsea Lynn Iniguez , 22, of Checotah, a former correctional center cadet at OSP, pleaded guilty Jan. 30 in Pittsburg County Court to one felony count of officer accepting a bribe and one misdemeanor charge of bringing contraband into a penal institution, court records state.

As a condition of the plea-agreement she is not to work at a penal institution or jail, according to court records.

Iniguez was charged in November after she allegedly admitted to an OSP chief of security that she had delivered a cell phone and drugs to an inmate, according to a court affidavit filed in the case.

Iniguez had also signed a written statement admitting to the delivery of contraband to the inmate, the affidavit alleges.

The inmate denied receiving the contraband and a search of his cell did not produce any of the contraband, according to the affidavit.

Iniguez was sentenced to four years deferred on each count to run concurrently.

Jeanne LeFlore writes for the McAlester News-Capital.

1
Text Only
Oklahoma News
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks