HAMMOND WOMAN, SANDRA RENEE KEITH, PLEADS GUILTY TO FALSE STATEMENTS TO AN AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES
SANDRA RENEE KEITH, age 34, a resident of Hammond, Louisiana, pled guilty in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval to one count of making false statements to a federal agent, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.
According to court records, on May 6, 2013, Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) agents knocked on KEITH’s door with an arrest warrant for Michael D. Brumfield (“Brumfield”). KEITH informed agents that Brumfield was not at her apartment but was staying elsewhere, when in truth and fact, as KEITH well knew, Brumfield was hiding in her apartment.
Upon sentencing scheduled for January 8, 2014, KEITH faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 5 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Julia K. Evans.
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