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Prison worker accused of smuggling cellphones, tobacco to inmates

A 28-year-old employee of the state prison at Calipatria in Imperial County has been indicted on suspicion of taking $33,600 in bribes to smuggle cellular telephones and tobacco products to prisoners, the U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday.

David Santos Zamudio III, a medical office technician, is accused of having the money sent to him through MoneyGram or Western Union from February 2009 to October 2010. He was indicted on 13 counts of wire fraud, according to court documents.

Each wire fraud count carries a maximum 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine.


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