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Father, sister of inmate plead guilty to federal racketeering charge

Posted at 4:06 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 16:06:02-05

BALTIMORE — A father and sister of an inmate plead guilty this past week to federal racketeering charge for participating in a scheme to smuggle contraband into the Maryland Correctional Institution Jessup, including narcotics, unauthorized flash drives, tobacco and cell phones.

According to the plea agreements, inmate, Corey Alston recruited both Ashley and Aldon Alston to obtain and package the contraband, meet with correctional officers and employees to provide contraband and bribe payments and manage the proceeds of illegal contraband sales for Corey Alston.

The plea agreement continues, stating that at Corey's direction, Ashley and Aldon met with co-conspirator facilitators to receive the contraband, which they provided to Correctional Officer Janel Griffin and other corrupt prison employees to smuggle into the facility in exchange for bribes.

The contraband included Suboxone, Percocet, Ecstasy, K2, and tobacco, which they obtained and delivered to be smuggled into MCIJ.

Inmate Corey Alston admitted that he was a leader in the racketeering conspiracy.

Ashley and Aldon Alston each face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.