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A Federal Prisoner Found Guilty of Making False Statements

A federal jury convicted a prisoner of making false statements against guards at a federal prison in Florida.

A jury in the U.S. District Court in Miami, Florida, convicted Dalin Pico Rodriguez under Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001 of two counts of making false statements against prison guards on November 15, 2011. She was sentenced on November 17 to 50 months on each count, to run concurrently, 3 years’ probation, and a $200 fine.

Rodriguez was incarcerated at the Federal Detention Center in Miami, where she alleged guards sexually assaulted her nonstop. She presented a pair of her pants and strands of her hair, which were held by her boyfriend, as evidence, claiming they held the semen of one of her attackers.

DNA testing, however, proved the semen to be her boyfriend’s. According to the FBI and Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, who investigated the case, Rodriguez also falsely singled out a guard in a photograph as one of her attackers.

The court, in addition to running each count’s sentence concurrently, also ran the 50 months concurrently with the prison term Rodriguez was already serving. See: U.S.A. v. Rodriguez, U.S.D.C. (S.D. FL), Case No: 1:11-cr-20352-CMA.

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