Pa. federal inmate sues over discarded sandwiches

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) - October 4, 2010

Thirty-five-year-old George Crute III, is suing officials at the Federal Correctional Institution-Loretto over the Feb. 5 incident.

Crute says he wrongly lost his "good conduct" time that would have shortened his sentence and his job as a clerk.

Prison officials contend Crute took the sandwiches out of the machine.

The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown says a guard claims Crute ran away with a garbage bag when an officer tried to question him. Crute's lawsuit says the sandwiches were fair game after the vendor tossed.

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