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Feds: Inmate posted video online using contraband phone

8 months 5 hours 19 minutes ago Friday, March 16 2018 Mar 16, 2018 March 16, 2018 3:01 PM March 16, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
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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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