Former corrections officer who smuggled marijuana, spy camera into Valley prisons pleads guilty
A former corrections officer at two Valley prisons has pleaded guilty after allegedly taking bribes from inmates.
Nasher Algahim pleaded guilty Wednesday to six charges during a video hearing with a federal judge.
Algahim was employed as a corrections officer at Youngstown's privately run Northeast Ohio Correctional Center from 2017 to 2019, and the Federal Correctional Institution in Elkton from 2019 until 2021.
A bill of information filed in federal court claimed Algahim accepted money through mobile payments to smuggle marijuana, tequila, tobacco and a camera concealed in a pen to inmates at FCI Elkton.
Investigators say Algahim also took money to sneak tobacco into NEOCC during his time there.