Former prison guard guilty of lying to U.S. marshals

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A federal jury this morning convicted a former prison guard of lying to U.S. marshals who were looking for his brother, a fugitive in a federal drug case.

Ralph Currington, 43, formerly a state prison guard in Pittsburgh, was found guilty on all three counts related to making false statements to law enforcement.

Federal marshals said Mr. Currington, while still employed as a prison guard, lied to them on Sept. 23, 2013, when they interviewed him about where to find his brother, Frank Currington, for whom they had an outstanding warrant for heroin trafficking.

Marshals said he lied about when he’‍d last had contact with Frank, when he'd last seen him and about his knowledge of his brother’‍s location.

Mr. Currington, who is no longer employed as a guard, will be sentenced in November.

First Published July 23, 2014 12:00 AM


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