Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Prison Officials Haven't Finished Cooperating

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Prison Officials Haven't Finished Cooperating

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Two disgraced prison officials who took kickbacks from a vendor still have work to do for federal prosecutors.

So instead of learning their fate this month, sentencing dates have been pushed to January for former Department of Corrections Secretary James Crosby and his protege, Allen Clark.

Both men face up to 10 years in prison and had agreed to help the government, which could result in a reduced sentence.

"Cooperation is not complete in either case," according to the motion filed this week by Assistant U.S. Attorney Don Pashayan.

Crosby and Clark took more than $130,000 from Gainesville-based American Institutional Services, a company that sold snacks to weekend visitors at Florida prisons. Both pleaded guilty in July and are out on bond awaiting trial.

Matt Galnor

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