Drug Trafficking

14 defendants face additional charges in Maryland prison corruption case

14 defendants face additional charges in Maryland prison corruption case

With the bulk of defendants charged in the state’s largest prison corruption case pleading guilty, federal authorities have filed additional charges against the 14 remaining defendants.

Two superseding indictments unsealed this week show additional charges against six correctional officers, four inmates and four “facilitators.” The charges include racketeering, conspiracy to distribute and possess drugs, and money laundering at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, on the state’s Eastern Shore.

Eighty people — 18 correctional officers, including inmates and others outside the prison — were initially charged in an alleged conspiracy to smuggle heroin, cocaine,...

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