NEW YORK (AP) — Two corrections officers have been accused of accepting bribes and smuggling contraband including cell phones into New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex. According to criminal complaints unsealed Tuesday, the guards were arrested along with four other people in connection to two separate schemes. In one alleged plot, Katrina Patterson is accused of accepting more than $34,000 to bring drugs and cell phones inside of the complex’s facilities. In the other allegation, Krystle Burrell is accused of smuggling in cell phones to another facility, with an inmate accused of arranging for almost $10,000 in bribes. An email was sent to Patterson’s attorney seeking comment. Burrell’s attorney declined to make any statement.
Photo: FILE – This June 20, 2014 file photo shows the Rikers Island jail complex in New York, with the Manhattan skyline in the background.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)