RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two former North Carolina correctional officers have been indicted as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the kidnapping of a prosecutor’s father.
U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker said Monday that 31-year-old Gregory Dustin Gouldman and 29-year-old Jason Dean were each charged with extortion under color of official right. Dean was also charged with lying to the FBI and a federal grand jury.
Walker says the men were indicted as part of an investigation into the kidnapping last year directed by an inmate with an illegal cell phone. The man was rescued by the FBI.
Gouldman is accused of smuggling several inmates contraband, including marijuana and phones in exchange for money.
Dean is accused of taking money and a piece of jewelry from inmates.
Home phone listings for the men were disconnected.