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April 26, 2013: Former Sheriff’s Employee Pleads Guilty in Two Cases

Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
(213) 257-2000

A 25-year-old former Sheriff’s Department employee charged with trying to smuggle cocaine into a jail to sell to inmates pleaded guilty today to accepting a $700 bribe and other charges filed in separate cases, the District Attorney’s office announced.

Remington Orr pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe and possession of a controlled substance in jail, both felonies. He also pleaded guilty to permitting a loaded firearm in a vehicle and driving with a suspended license, both misdemeanors, in a separate case, said Deputy District Attorney Fernando Guzman with the Justice System Integrity Division.

Orr, who worked for four years as a custody assistant before resigning, had two ounces of cocaine when he was arrested Feb. 13, 2012, at the Men’s Central Jail at 441 Bauchet St.

Orr, who resigned from the Sheriff’s Department, returns to court Nov. 4, 2013, for sentencing before Judge Norm Shapiro. He agreed to a sentence of two years, six months in state prison that will be served in county jail as part of the plea. In exchange for his plea, the remaining charges will be dismissed.