Former Hazelton guard admits to bribery charges

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A former FCI Hazelton corrections officer has pleaded guilty to charges related to bribing a public official. Eli Scott Villers, 29, has admitted to one count of conspiracy to bribe a public official and one count of bribery of a public official.

U.S. Attorney Bill Ihlenfeld said Villers conspired with an inmate on multiple occasions to smuggle tobacco products into the facility.

Villers faces up to 15 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count.