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SoCal Federal Prison Warden Indicted, Could Face 14 Years

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Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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The warden of Victorville federal prison was indicted Wednesday for allegedly lying to investigators who were looking into internet postings that exposed confidential information about criminal inquiries at the lockup.

Scott A. Holencik, 45, was named in a six-count indictment by a federal grand jury that alleges he lied to federal agents during a November interview about the internet postings on prisonofficer.org. He had denied making the postings.

Holencik faces two felony counts of making false statements to investigators, who now believe the warden "disclosed confidential government information concerning a Bureau of Prisons employee who was suspected of being involved with an inmate gambling scheme, as well as facts related to a homicide that occurred at the prison in August 2009," according to a U.S. Department of Justice statement.

He's scheduled to appear in federal court April 21. If convicted, Holencik faces a maximum of 14 years behind bars. Victorville is a 1,500-prisoner, medium-security lockup 85 miles northwest of L.A.

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