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BOISE — A former Idaho Department of Correction officer received a sentence of up to 37 months in prison after a corruption investigation by FBI.

Robert Wallin, 36, was the first of four former prison guards to be sentenced for their part in large drug trafficking operations, according to U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis’ office.

Wallin and his co-defendants, former IDOC officers Richard McCollough, 37, Erik Thompson, 38, and Timothy Landon, 36, pleaded guilty to crimes, including providing security for deliveries of drug loads and drug money and other related crimes.

The defendants did not have possession of drugs nor were any drugs trafficked into any IDOC facilities, according to the release.

McCollough will be sentenced on Feb. 25, Landon will be sentenced on Feb. 26, and Thompson will be sentenced on April 7 in U.S District Court of Idaho.

 

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