From the Office of U.S. Attorney John W. Vaudreuil
Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Department of Justice
Madison, Wis. – John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Stacy L. Lenorud, 37, Mauston, Wis., was sentenced today in United States District Court in Madison to two-years’ probation. Lenorud, formally an employee at the Federal Correctional Institution-Oxford, previously pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to provide prohibited items to an inmate at FCI-Oxford, and to introducing marijuana to that same inmate. The United States recommended the probationary sentence to reflect Lenorud’s early, complete, and truthful assistance in the investigation.
Stacy Lenorud was a Special Investigative Services (SIS) Technician at FCI-Oxford until she resigned her position with the Bureau of Prisons in August 2013. As an SIS Technician, she had access to knowledge and information about sensitive activities occurring at the prison. As part of her plea agreement, she stipulated that she had engaged in multiple sexual acts with an inmate at FCI-Oxford, including sexual intercourse, from April 2013 through August 2013. During their relationship, Lenorud took part in a conspiracy to bring contraband into the prison for the inmate, including marijuana, tobacco, clothing, and food items.
In a related case, former FCI-Oxford employee Amy Ziemann is charged in an eight-count indictment which alleges that Ziemann provided prohibited items to an inmate at FCI-Oxford; engaged in sexual acts, including intercourse, with an inmate; willfully made false statements to agents of the United States; accepted a bribe in return for violating her official duties, and attempted to persuade Lenorud to testify falsely before the grand jury. Ziemann’s case is set for a jury trial beginning on April 10, 2017. You are advised that the charges against Amy Ziemann are merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
U.S. Attorney Vaudreuil stated that today’s sentencing, and the pending Ziemann trial, are the result of a lengthy investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General. These cases are being handled by United States Vaudreuil.