Inmate Allowed to Order Chinese Food and Access the Internet for giving Guards Tax Advice

kare11.comThe investigation by the Orange County Corrections Department found that Robert Potchen gave guards advice on their taxes, student loans and mortgages in exchange for special privileges like accessing the Internet.

ORLANDO, Fla. β€” An internal investigation shows that an inmate at a Florida jail was allowed to eat Chinese takeout and sit in a guard station after hours in exchange for helping guards with financial and legal matters.

The investigation by the Orange County Corrections Department found that Robert Potchen gave guards advice on their taxes, student loans and mortgages in exchange for special privileges like accessing the Internet.

Potchen had been serving a 15 year prison sentence for pulling a gun on his wife, but he was in the jail as he awaited a hearing on a probation violation.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that another inmate told investigators that Potchen had a romantic relationship with a female guard.

The five guards involved have resigned or retired from their posts.

Oh hey Florida just coming in hot with the headlines in 2019, I can see that this is going to be a banner year for that state. As soon as I read this headline and story my first thought was “Oh shit this is almost the exact same plot as Escape from Dannemora” …well without the prison escape and all that. I just never know what these guards are thinking, because they ALWAYS get caught…especially when they start doing the ol hanky panky with the inmates. Like I get it man, you want some tax help so you’re thinking whatever, but guys there’s all sorts of services out there for this. Then again Florida is going to Florida and I thank the content lords that they do.

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