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Maryland Woman Sentenced to Jail Term For Suborning Perjury
In Investigation Into Murder of DEA Informant
- She and Her Daughter Admitted Procuring and Providing False Alibi For Suspect -

     WASHINGTON - Vicki Gordon, 51, of Upper Marlboro, Md., was sentenced today to six months of incarceration for her role in suborning perjury before a federal grand jury investigating the 2008 murder of a government witness, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. and Ava A. Cooper-Davis, Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Division Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

     Gordon pled guilty to the perjury charge in March 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She was sentenced by the Honorable Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth. The judge also ordered Gordon to pay a fine of $12,500. Upon completion of her jail time, she will be placed on three years of supervised release.

     Gordon’s daughter, Keyla Clements, 35, also pled guilty in March 2012 to a perjury charge committed during the federal grand jury investigation. In May 2012, Chief Judge Lamberth sentenced Clements, of District Heights, Md., to six months of incarceration.

     According to the government’s evidence, Gordon and Clements procured and provided a false alibi for Weldon Gordon, 33 - their son and brother, respectively - during the federal grand jury investigation of the murder of Andre Hayes.

     Mr. Hayes, 32, was cooperating with the DEA in an investigation of drug activities. Weldon Gordon was found guilty after a trial in February of 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice by tampering with a witness, tampering with a witness, victim or informant by killing, and unlawful distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base. He was sentenced in May 2012 to a life prison sentence.

     In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen and Special Agent in Charge Cooper-Davis commended the actions of those who worked on the case from the DEA, the FBI and the Prince George’s County Police Department. They also commended the support provided by U.S. Attorney’s Office Paralegal Specialists Regan Gibson and Candace Battle. Finally, they cited the efforts of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Darlene M. Soltys and Emory V. Cole, who investigated and prosecuted the cases.





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