A woman who worked at the federal prison complex in Beaumont has pleaded guilty to
defrauding the families of inmates. 43-year old Tanya L Richard, of Beaumont, was
involved in a scheme where relatives were told their family member could receive a reduced
sentence in exchange for cash. Richard faces up to 20 years in federal prison. Her common-
law husband, Alvin Warrick, pleaded guilty to similar charges last year.