Former prison officer Luis Roman, 47, of Avenel, New Jersey pleaded guilty Monday in state Superior Court here to racketeering and official misconduct.
The state Attorney General’s Office will recommend Roman be sentenced to 14 years in state prison.
A former correction officer at Northern State Prison has admitted to being a member of a network that smuggled prepaid cell phones and drugs into the prison. Luis Roman, 47, of Avenel pleaded guilty Monday in state Superior Court here to racketeering and official misconduct.
The state Attorney General’s Office will recommend Roman be sentenced to 14 years in state prison. He and 18 other defendants who allegedly distributed contraband in the Newark prison or acted as accomplices outside were charged in a grand jury indictment last September. Separate indictments charged 16 inmates who allegedly bought contraband. Prosecutors said inmates paid for the items by having money wired to Roman’s wife or another accomplice on the outside. She pleaded guilty last year.
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