Pubdate: Tue, 12 Apr 2016
Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Copyright: 2016 The Commercial Appeal
Bookmark: (Corruption - United States)


A former corrections officer was sentenced to one year plus one day 
in prison and an inmate was sentenced to 30 months in prison for a 
scheme to smuggle marijuana into the Federal Correctional Institution 
in Memphis, the office of U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III said Monday.

The corrections officer, Keair Kemp, 33, of Horn Lake, and inmate 
Travonte Johnson, 34, of Millington, planned last year to smuggle the 
drug into the prison, according to a news release.

"In exchange for cash, Kemp agreed to unlawfully carry marijuana into 
the prison and deliver it to Johnson, thus violating his official 
duties as a correctional officer," Stanton's spokesman, Louis 
Goggans, said in the release.

Kemp pleaded guilty in December 2015 to one count of accepting a 
bribe, and Johnson pleaded guilty in January to one count of offering 
a bribe to a public official, Goggans said.
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