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Jail worker charged in inmate death pleads guilty

GREENBELT — A Maryland jail worker accused of failing to seek medical attention for an inmate found hanging by a sheet while in custody has pleaded guilty in the case.

Forty-nine-year-old Anthony McIntosh pleaded guilty Friday to falsification of records in a federal investigation.

McIntosh was working at the Prince George’s County jail in June 2008, when he found 19-year-old Ronnie White hanging from a sheet in his cell. White had been charged with running over and killing a county police officer with a stolen car.

McIntosh’s trial was scheduled for next week. U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. said he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.