A former guard at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth has been accused of accepting bribes to smuggle tobacco into the prison.
Marc Buckner, 46, of Kansas City, Kan., was indicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., on one count of accepting bribes.
Buckner allegedly accepted more than $200,000 in bribes while he worked at the prison from 2005 to 2014. He allegedly received about $750 from inmates each time he smuggled tobacco into the prison, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas.
If convicted, Buckner faces up to 15 years in federal prison and a fine of three times the value of the contraband.