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Federal prison warden indicted on charges of lying to investigators [Corrected]

March 3, 2010 |  1:55 pm

The warden of a federal prison in San Bernardino County was indicted Wednesday on charges of disclosing confidential information about a pending criminal investigation and then lying to investigators about having done so, authorities said.

Scott A. Holencik, warden of a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility in Adelanto, is charged in a six-count indictment, which includes two felony counts of making false statements to investigators, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.

Holencik, 45, is accused of lying to investigators from the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General last year in connection with a probe into Internet postings that disclosed confidential information.

If convicted of all counts, Holencik faces a maximum of 14 years in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

[For the record: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the prison was in Riverside County. It is in San Bernardino County.]

-- Scott Glover

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