A Newark, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 148 months in prison for his role in an armed carjacking and subsequent involvement in a scheme to bribe a corrections officer to smuggle contraband, including marijuana and cell phones, into the Essex County Correctional Facility, a federal pretrial detention facility, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Quasim Nichols, 30, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper to an information charging him with one count of committing an armed carjacking and one count of conspiring with others, including Essex County Corrections Officer Stephon Solomon, 27, of Irvington, New Jersey, to commit extortion under color of official right. Judge Cooper imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.
According to the documents filed in this case, other cases, and statements made in court:
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