SANTA ANA – A former correctional officer who worked at the Victorville Federal Prison was sentenced to 6 months in prison and six months of house arrest for smuggling contraband to a prisoner. The sentence was handed down by United States Judge Josephine L. Stranton on Friday morning.
Ignacio Adrian Sobers Jr., 31 of San Bernardino was sentenced for Bribery by a Public Official. Sobers pleaded guilty in March to the single count of bribery after he was arrested by Federal authorities on January 21, 2017.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice Sobers received a sum of $1000 cash in order to smuggle one cellular phone, three MP3 players, four pornographic magazines, and one multi-DVD set of pornographic movies. The items were cash and wrapped contraband were turned over to Sobers in a San Bernardino parking lot. All of the smuggled items were items that prison officials, including Sobers were aware inmates were not allowed to possess.
During the sentencing hearing, Judge Staton said, “Corruption in the prison system is no small matter…. If the officer corrupts that system, the system breaks down, and the public pays for that breakdown.” The inmate’s contact on the outside cooperated with those investigating the incident.
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