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Former Jailer Sentenced One Year for Smuggling Cell Phone for Inmate

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A former guard at a South Texas detention center that houses federal detainees for U.S. marshals has been sentenced to one year in prison for smuggling a cell phone into the facility.

A U.S. district judge sentenced Jorge Luis Sandoval of Pharr in McAllen on Thursday.

Prosecutors had accused Sandoval of twice smuggling a phone to an inmate at the East Hidalgo Detention Center in exchange for cash from a middle-man in 2010.

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