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Warden Ousted From Federal Women’s Prison Plagued by Sex Abuse

The warden of a federal women’s prison in Northern California that has long been plagued by rampant sexual abuse was ousted from his job after a raid on the facility by F.B.I. agents.

The federal government said in a court filing on Monday that it had removed the acting warden, Arthur Dulgov, as well as the associate warden and two other top leaders at the Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons said it had installed new leaders to overhaul the facility in Dublin, Calif., about 40 miles east of San Francisco.

The scandal has resulted in an avalanche of litigation and allegations that sexual abuse has continued despite past leadership shake-ups. A spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons, in a statement, said the firings and the appointments of new leaders were meant to “create a positive change in culture” at the minimum-security prison. Nancy T. McKinney, a longtime Bureau of Prisons official, was installed as the deputy warden.

The changes came hours after F.B.I. agents raided the prison, carried away documents and computers, and sought to interview prison employees, according to The Associated Press. Mr. Dulgov served as acting warden of the Dublin prison for less than three months.

The reasons for the raid have not been specified. Attorneys representing inmates at the facility claimed in a court filing last month that Mr. Dulgov and his staff retaliated against an inmate who had testified against prison officials by arranging for her transfer to another institution, a move that violated a court order.

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