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Former correction officer at El Reno prison pleads guilty to taking bribes to smuggle contraband

Kacie Deyo, 30, formerly of Yukon, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty today to accepting bribes while serving as a Correctional Officer at a federal prison in El Reno, Oklahoma, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

Public records reflect that on September 28, 2022, Deyo was charged by Information with one count of accepting a bribe by a public official. Public records further reflect that from November 2016 through January 31, 2022, Deyo was employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a Correctional Officer at the Federal Correctional Institution located in El Reno (FCI – El Reno).

FCI – El Reno is a medium-security prison for male inmates from throughout the United States serving federal terms of imprisonment. As a Correctional Officer, Deyo’s job duties included guarding federal inmates and enforcing regulations.

Today, Deyo pleaded guilty to accepting thousands of dollars of bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband into FCI – El Reno between March 3, 2021, and May 7, 2021. Deyo will be sentenced in approximately 90 days. At sentencing, Deyo faces up to 15 years in federal prison, followed by up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Oklahoma City Field Office. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bow Bottomly.

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