Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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.