They learned of corrupt improvement policemans smuggling contraband into the jail, with several authorities included. On the newest episode of VH1 ′ ‘My True Crime Story,’ the audiences discover regarding Steven Dominguez, who got captured in the breast and also later on transformed his life around.
Who is Steven Dominguez?
Steven Dominguez was birthed and raised in New York City, where his mom later ended up being an instructor in the city’s public institutions and also he worked hard to make additional money. After institution, he would sell sneakers and also shovel snow from driveways to muster up anything he might to aid contribute to the house. Once Steven finished secondary school, he went to university as well as helped the TSA, clearing the modifications officer exam and beginning that job at just 21.
While Steven matured around medicines and violence, he tried preventing them when working at Rikers Island. Nonetheless, as an investigation would disclose, he obtained entailed just the same. In between February 25, 2014, and June 23, 2014, the authorities conducted a sting operation with several undercover police officers that resulted in the apprehension of Steven, after that 26, and another adjustments policeman, Divine Rahming.
As part of the examination, undercover officers impersonated friends and family of prison prisoners and met with Steven and Divine. The duo supplied to smuggle contraband into the jail for cash between $500 and $900. The authorities mentioned that Steven and Divine fulfilled covert officials a minimum of thrice as well as received fake oxycodone pills, which they smuggled right into Rikers Island.
In addition, in June 2014, Steven consulted with a covert Drug Enforcement Agency police officer and provided services to aid transport drugs outside the jail walls using his badge and credentials. Regarding four days after the conference, the authorities reported that he delivered what he believed was drug to the DEA representative. Steven introduced Divine right into the formula to aid with these shipments.
The private investigators even more exposed that Steven as well as Divine collaborated with Yasel Suarez, the sweetheart of a prisoner, George Ramos. She got fake oxycodone from a covert policeman and also gave it to Steven to require to prison. Not just that, phone records revealed him, Divine, and Yasel in communication, with him and also Divine talking about the drug bargains as well as money owed.
Where is Steven Dominguez Today?
Steven and also Divine were apprehended in June 2014 while having drug as well as marijuana. Furthermore, the undercover operation caused several other policemans being implicated in comparable plans. At the time, Steven was hit with a number of costs that consisted of getting allurements, advertising prison contraband, criminal property of illegal drugs, and conspiracy. Ultimately, he took an appeal deal that caused an eight-year sentence.
Steven began his prison term in April 2016 and was launched on parole in March 2020 after serving near to 4 years behind bars. Since then, it shows up that he has actually turned his life around.
Steven formerly obtained his level in criminal justice and also forensic psychology and also just recently launched a publication labelled ‘Across the Bridge: A Rikers Island Story,’ a thriller taking care of the goings-on at Rikers Island. He has actually additionally launched product to choose guide. From what we can tell, Steven resides in New York but appreciates taking a trip and has formerly seen Pennsylvania as well as Florida.