Va man gets 20 months for prison smuggling

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A former case manager at the federal prison in Petersburg has been sentenced for accepting a bribe to smuggle cigarettes and marijuana into the facility.

The government said Edward J. Goode II of suburban Richmond, 39, was sentenced Thursday to 20 months in prison. He pleaded guilty to the bribery county in August.

A co-defendant, inmate Gersham Canady, was sentenced in December to 15 months in prison for conspiracy, providing marijuana to prisoners and other counts.

According to prosecutors, the smuggling operation was conducted from the summer of 2006 to the summer of 2007. Investigators said the two used code language and secret meetings to run the illegal operation.

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