NEW HAVEN WOMAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL
PRISON FOR LYING TO A FEDERAL GRAND JURY
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SHANA MOSELEY, 26, of New Haven, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to six months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, the first six months of which MOSELEY must spend in home confinement. On February 1, 2012, a guilty found MOSELEY guilty of making false declarations before a grand jury.
According to the evidence at trial, on February 21, 2007, Connecticut parole officers and officers with the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested MOSELEY’s then-boyfriend, Thomas Julius, at MOSELEY’s New Haven residence. On that date, officers also seized a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol from the room where they encountered Julius.
On October 23, 2007, in relation to Julius’s possession of the firearm, MOSELEY testified before a federal grand jury and stated that she had never touched or seen the firearm prior to Julius’s arrest on February 21, 2007. This testimony was false, as MOSELEY had previously seen and touched the firearm.
The evidence at trial included MOSELEY’s DNA, which was recovered from the firearm, as well as recorded conversations between MOSELEY and Julius.
On September 15, 2011, Julius pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a stolen firearm. On December 8, 2011, he was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment.
This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Marshals Service, the New Haven Police Department, and the Connecticut Department of Correction, Parole and Community Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sarah P. Karwan and Anthony E. Kaplan.
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