- Associated Press - Saturday, December 5, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - A former Chicago area corrections officer has pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe and smuggling marijuana, tobacco and alcohol into jail.

Thirty-year-old Jason Marek of Orland Park faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle. A sentencing date has not been set.

Court documents show Marek admitted in a plea deal Friday to delivering sandwiches containing contraband to an inmate at the Cook County Jail where he worked in exchange for cash payments from the inmate’s wife. Marek admitted knowing that the inmate planned to sell the contraband to other inmates.

Federal prosecutors said Marek was assigned to a maximum-security tier of the jail when the smuggling occurred in May and June 2013.

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