EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have agreed not to seek prison time for a guard charged with smuggling cigarettes into a federal prison in South Carolina as long as he pays back around $100,000. Court documents say Phillip Orlando Coleman will plead guilty to one count of public official accepting a bribe. Prosecutors say Coleman […]

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have agreed not to seek prison time for a guard charged with smuggling cigarettes into a federal prison in South Carolina as long as he pays back around $100,000.

Court documents say Phillip Orlando Coleman will plead guilty to one count of public official accepting a bribe.

Prosecutors say Coleman smuggled cigarettes into the Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution for five months last year.


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Court documents didn’t say how much Coleman was paid for the contraband cigarettes, but he will be ordered to give up more than $102,000 and two rifles under the plea agreement.

In exchange, prosecutors said they will not seek prison time.

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