Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Bribery Following FBI Sting

WASHINGTON — A former District of Columbia corrections officer has pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge.

April Johnston admitted in Washington’s federal court on Tuesday that she accepted money to smuggle contraband into the D.C. Jail.

She faces up to 15 years in prison when she’s sentenced on June 3.

Prosecutors say the 42-year-old Johnston met multiple times with an undercover FBI agent who was posing as an associate of the inmate.

The undercover agent paid her and gave her thumb drives and a mobile USB flash drive to sneak into the jail, which she did.

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