MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A now-former guard at the Reeves County Detention Center faces up to 15 years in prison for smuggling cell phones to inmates.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 49-year-old Sylvia Castillo Chairez of Pecos pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting bribes.
Sentencing is expected in about 90 days. Chairez could also be fined up to $250,000. Chairez, in the plea agreement, indicated she received about $4,300 in bribes wired from friends and relatives of inmates between November 2007 and May 2008.