Prison worker arrested for smuggling

An arraignment hearing is set today for a clerical worker at Calipatria State Prison who was arrested on an indictment for allegedly accepting about $33,600 from prisoners in exchange for smuggling cell phones and tobacco into the prison.

The 13-count grand jury indictment in San Diego federal court dated Dec. 15 further alleges that 28-year-old David Santos Zamudio II of El Centro allegedly schemed to defraud the state, as well as the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, by instructing inmates and “persons acting on their behalf” to make wire transfer payments to him through MoneyGram and Western Union.  More

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