AUSTIN (KXAN) - In a plea bargain announced Thursday, former jailer Tasha Lass was given a sentence of two years probation for slipping a cell phone to an imprisoned convicted murderer.
Tass admitted two years ago that she had a forbidden romantic relationship with inmate Milton Gobert.
She faced up to 10 years in prison for the crime.
She agreed to plead guilty to the misdemeanor charge of possessing contraband in a correctional facility, according to her attorney Jon Evans.
In addition to the probation, Lass will have to serve 80 hours of community service and give up her peace officer's license.
Lass was originally charged with bringing a prohibited weapon into a correctional facility.
The 38-year-old jailer said she put $40 on a pay-as-you-go cell phone so that she and Gobert could talk , according to court documents filed in 2010.
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