Nine inmates pleaded guilty to rioting at Adams County Correctional Center.
Benavides, 30, Joel Oswaldo Ramirez-Nunez, 33, Humberto Cuellar, 41 Hiasom
Ali, 36, Raybel Granillo, 29, Margarito
Munoz-Astello, 37, Ricardo Quintana, 27, Ruben Coronado-Licon, 22, and Bertil
James, 38, pleaded guilty on March 11 before Senior U.S. District Judge
David C. Bramlette III, to one count of Rioting in a Federal Correctional
Facility, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in
Charge Daniel McMullen.
The offense occurred on May 20, 2012 at the Adams
County Correctional Center. During the
riot, several correctional officers were assaulted and one Correctional Officer died from injuries he received during these assaults.
Other COs were taken captive and held hostage
for several hours by participants in the riot.
Total damage to ACCC was estimated to be $1,305,142.00.
The defendants were serving federal prison sentences and all of them, with the exception of Ali and James, are citizens Mexico. Ali and James are citizens of Egypt and
Trinidad and Tobago, respectively. Each
defendant faces a maximum prison sentence of ten years, fine of $250,000.00 and
supervised release term of 3 years. They will be sentenced on May 29 and June 12.
case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance
from the Adams County Sheriff's Office. Assistant
U.S. Attorney Pat Lemon is prosecuting the case.
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