Stephanie Smithwhite, 40, has admitted having a sexual relationship with the drug trafficker at HMP Frankland near Durham and failing to report that he had a smuggled mobile phone. Stephanie Smithwhite has admitted having a sexual relationship with the drug trafficker while she was an officer at HMP Frankland near Durham. The year-old appeared before Durham Crown Court to admit two counts of misconduct in a public office, Mail Online reports. The first count related to their sexual relationship believed to have taken place between June and December Smithwhite, who is from Boldon Colliery, South Tyneside, will be sentenced on February 7, pending a report from probation service - she has been granted bail.

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Stephanie Smithwhite, a former officer at HMP Frankland, has been jailed for two years for the affair which saw the pair engage in sexual activity in the prison kitchens and laundry room. From running a drug empire to murder - life behind bars has been far from simple for this infamous gangster. Curtis Warren killed a feared prisoner and ran an international drugs operation from behind bars. And now a former prison officer has been jailed for two years for a "profound breach of trust", after starting a relationship with the career criminal.

HMP Frankland officer Stephanie Smithwhite, 40, admitted two counts of misconduct in a public office over a six-month sexual relationship with the gangster and failing to report that he had access to a smuggled phone. Durham Crown Court heard how Smithwhite, from Boldon Colliery, South Tyneside, had cut a hole in the crotch of her work trousers, as well as getting a tattoo of the gangster's name beside a rose.

Following the scandalous admission, The Liverpool Echo looked back over Warren's infamous past. He'd stolen a car, but soon graduated to even more serious crime including armed robbery. A stint as a Liverpool doorman followed, but Warren soon became involved in the murky world of international drug smuggling. In January Warren was a defendant in a complex drugs' trial at Newcastle Crown court alongside associate Brian Charrington. In the mid s Liverpool became embroiled in gang war, after fatal shooting of a businessman led to scores of shootings between two rival gangs across the city.

Warren was said to have become involved in the fall-out through his friendship with a man called Johnny Phillips. Mr Phillips, who survived an attempt on his life, later died of a heart attack. The ferocious conflict and increase police activity apparently led to Warren's departure for Holland, relocating to a sleepy village deep in the Dutch countryside.

But officials in the UK and Holland joined forces to smash Warren's drugs' business. An elite police unit later stormed the farmhouse he was staying in, where they seized MDMA, 1,kg of cannabis, guns, three hand grenades and canisters of CS gas. Warren found himself banged up in the Dutch Nieuw Vosseveld maximum security jail when it emerged he'd taken part in a violent attack which led to a death.

Turkish prisoner Cemal Guclu is said to have screamed abuse at Warren. Guclu then began throwing punches, but Warren pushed him away. But when Guclu came back at Warren, the Liverpool man is said to have kicked convicted killer Guclu in the head. The man later died from his injuries, while Warren, who claimed to have acted in self- defence, was jailed for a further four years.

On his release from the Netherlands in , it seems that Warren was not looking to turn over a new leaf. After a three-week trial a jury found Warren and his associates guilty. Watching evens of his sentencing unfold via video link, the gangster remained almost unmoved as he was handed a year sentence. He simply closed the book he had been reading for much of the proceedings and walked out with prison guards behind him.

In the Liverpool Echo reported that one of Warren's sworn enemies had accidentally been moved into the same prison as him. Who puts those two anywhere near each other with their history? They claimed he was able to get hold of cocaine from South America, heroin from Turkey and Iran, and cannabis from Morocco, selling the drugs on from Liverpool, Brazil, Moscow, Swaziland and Australia.

In former prison counsellor Teresa Rodrigues told a Sunday newspaper that she fell in love with him while working as a senior manager at La Moye prison in Jersey. She left her job at La Moye in to return to Lisbon. But But Anthony Baraclough, Warren's barrister, insisted her claims were "nonsense" and the only involvement he had with her was through his work in a prison anti-drugs campaign,.

It has upset his family and his girlfriend. Curtis is very concerned this may have a detrimental effect on his appeal against the confiscation order. Yes, he did help prisoners to read and write. He was regarded as extremely high risk. By Tom Duffy. Hannah Graham.

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The life and crimes of Curtis Warren - the gangster who had an affair with an HMP Frankland officer

Stephanie Smithwhite bedded the gangster in the laundry room and had an 'intercourse hole' in her trousers. A prison officer who repeatedly had sex with notorious Liverpool gangster Curtis Warren in jail had his name tattooed on her body - and even allegedly cut a hole in her trousers for intercourse. Stephanie Smithwhite became obsessed with the Toxteth drugs kingpin and was soon indulging in secret sex and kissing sessions in his cell at maximum security HMP Frankland, near Durham. The year-old, who sent him a photo of herself wearing a catsuit, also bedded the career criminal, nicknamed "Cocky," in the kitchen and laundry room.

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