A former counselor at the federal prison in Lexington has admitted taking bribes totaling $5,500 to smuggle tobacco products to inmates.
Elainna D. Gill pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Lexington to one charge of taking money in return for providing tobacco to inmates, which they are barred from having.
Gill smuggled the contraband to two inmates between February 2014 and February 2015, according to court documents.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years, though Gill’s sentence will likely be less under advisory federal guidelines.
Gill agreed as part of her plea to pay the government $5,500.
U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves scheduled sentencing for March.