Ex-prison guard convicted of lying to marshals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania prison guard has been found guilty of lying to U.S. marshals about his brother's whereabouts.

Federal jurors in Pittsburgh convicted 43-year-old Ralph Currington on Wednesday of three counts of making false statements to law enforcement.

Currington was working as a state corrections officer last September while authorities were looking for his brother on a heroin trafficking charge.

Currington allegedly told marshals he hadn't seen his brother since 2012 or talked with him in more than a month.

But prosecutors say Currington's brother had stayed with him within two weeks of officials questioning him.

Currington is no longer employed as a guard. Sentencing is set for Nov. 24.