Arkansas Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice
Tampa - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that a federal jury yesterday found Larry M. Myers (62, Montgomery County, Arkansas) guilty of conspiracy to mail threatening communications to intimidate and impede jurors and judicial personnel in the discharge of their lawful responsibilities and to obstruct justice; conspiracy to use threats and intimidation to prevent officers of the United States from carrying out their official duties; mailing threatening communications with the intent to extort a thing of value; and obstruction of justice. He faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison for the conspiracy to mail threatening communications charge, 6 years in federal prison for the conspiracy to use threats and intimidation charge, 20 years in federal prison for the mailing threatening communications charge; and up to 10 years in federal prison for each of the two obstruction of justice charges. The sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.
Myers was indicted along with 10 other individuals on March 16, 1996. He remained a fugitive for 15 years, and was arrested in August 2011. According to the indictment, Myers and his co-conspirators engaged in the conspiracy in order to obtain favorable rulings in criminal cases, dismissals of indictments, reversals of convictions, and release from incarceration of individuals who had been lawfully convicted in accordance with state or federal law.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Stacie B. Harris and Robert Monk.