Feds: Inmate posted video online using contraband phone
ATLANTA (AP) - An Ohio man locked up in Atlanta faces new charges after prosecutors say he posted a video online of himself using a contraband cellphone.
Federal prosecutors said in a news release Friday that 30-year-old Joe L. Fletcher of Akron is charged with illegally possessing a communication device inside a federal prison.
Prosecutors say Fletcher, who had convictions for drug and gun charges, arrived at the federal prison in Atlanta in January. Later that month, they say, he posted a video on Facebook of a phone conversation with family and friends.
Prosecutors say he bragged about having the phone and called himself "a motivational speaker for gangsters." They say he also took credit for a 2010 killing in Akron.
His lawyer didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment Friday.
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