Former NEOCC guard charged with 4 counts accepting bribes
A Northeast Ohio Correctional Center (NEOCC) correctional officer has been charged in a four-count Bill of Information about his alleged role in a scheme to smuggle contraband into the prison in return for bribery payments.
Terry Terrigno, 30, of Canfield, was charged with one count each of providing narcotics, marijuana, and tobacco to inmates and one count of accepting bribes on Monday.
According to court documents, from February 13 2017 to July 4, 2019, Terrigno allegedly smuggled suboxone, marijuana and tobacco to NEOCC prison inmates in return for electronic bribery payments made through a mobile phone application. Terrigno was charged on Count 4 for allegedly providing tobacco to an inmate.
The Cleveland FBI and the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General investigated the case, while Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Seabury Gould is prosecuting the case.
In the event of a referral, the case will be assigned to Magistrate Judge James E. Grimes Jr. in the Northern District of Ohio.