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Convictions vacated after officer admits planting weapon on inmate at Auburn prison

Two criminal convictions were vacated in Cayuga County Court Tuesday after a corrections officer admitted planting a weapon on an inmate at Auburn Correctional Facility.

Last month, Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann confirmed that a corrections officer from ACF admitted he “put a weapon on an inmate” in order to break up a prison gang. As a result, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision launched an investigation into the matter, suspending the officer, Matthew Cornell, without pay and placing two others on administrative leave.

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