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Prison worker accused of taking bribes

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a California prison worker on charges that he accepted bribes from prisoners in exchange for cell phones and cigarettes.

U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy says medical office technician David Zamudio has been charged with committing honest services wire fraud during his employment at Calipatria State Prison in Imperial County.

Zamudio is accused of wrongly taking in more than $33,000 in bribes from Feb. 2009 to Oct. 2010.

Authorities say he smuggled in the phones and tobacco products and received payment through MoneyGram or Western Union in return.


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