Correctional officer from Seaford pleads guilty to racketeering, drug charge

Posted 12/3/21

BALTIMORE — Maurice Antonio Bull, 43, of Seaford, Delaware, pleaded guilty Thursday to interstate travel in aid of racketeering and to possession with intent to distribute controlled …

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Correctional officer from Seaford pleads guilty to racketeering, drug charge

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BALTIMORE — Maurice Antonio Bull, 43, of Seaford, Delaware, pleaded guilty Thursday to interstate travel in aid of racketeering and to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Secretary Robert L. Green of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

According to his guilty plea, Mr. Bull was a correctional officer at the Eastern Correctional Institute, a medium-security Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services prison operated in Westover in Somerset County.

Mr. Bull received bribes in exchange for bringing contraband into ECI, including but not limited to Suboxone, heroin and tobacco for ECI inmates.

Mr. Bull faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for interstate travel in aid of racketeering and a maximum of 20 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

U.S. District Judge Lydia K. Griggsby has scheduled sentencing for 2 p.m. Feb. 24, 2022.

For more information on the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office, visit justice.gov/usao-md or justice.gov/usao-md/community-outreach.