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Inmate Sentenced for Assault at Federal Prison

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 02, 2010
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin (414) 297-1700

MADISON, WI—John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Richard Romero, 37, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford, Wis., was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge William Conley to 51 months in prison for conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon. Romero pleaded guilty to this charge on October 15, 2010.

On June 3, 2010, Romero assaulted another inmate at FCI-Oxford. During the course of the assault, the victim was stabbed repeatedly with a small piece of metal which was never recovered by prison investigators. Romero was assisted in the assault by two other inmates, Jose Mejia and Carlos Aguilar-Huerta, both of whom were sentenced to six months in prison for their role in the attack.

Judge Conley directed that Romero's sentence in this case be served consecutively to his 15-year prison term from the Eastern District of Michigan for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

The charge against Romero was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul W. Connell.

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