Apr 22, 2010 2:41 PM by Katie Durio

Inmate Sentenced for Assault

Lafayette, La.: Alberto Gallegos-Velazquez, 29, an inmate at the Federal Correctional
Institution (FCI), in Oakdale, La., was sentenced to spend an additional 51 months in prison and
ordered to pay restitution to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) in the amount of $158,115.22, for an
assault of another inmate which resulted in serious bodily injury, Acting United States Attorney
William J. Flanagan announced. Today’s sentence was imposed by United States District Judge
Patricia Minaldi in Lake Charles.
Gallegos-Velazquez was charged by a federal grand jury in November 2009 in an indictment
charging him with assault which resulted in serious bodily injury. Gallegos-Velazquez admitted to
striking another inmate, and pled guilty to this crime on January 21, 2010. The June 22, 2009 attack
took place in the recreational yard at FCI Oakdale, La. As a result of the attack, the victim inmate
suffered numerous injuries, including seizures, loss of speech and an inability to move his right
extremities. Additionally, the inmate was found to have a skull fracture and intra-cranial


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