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FEBRUARY 12, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 5 YEARS FOR PERJURY
Baltimore, Maryland - Tyrone Mann Jefferson, age 49, of Baltimore, was sentenced today to 63 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for making false statements to a federal court and obstruction of justice, after being convicted by a federal jury on November 14, 2006 of providing false testimony at the criminal trial of a co-conspirator, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to trial testimony, Jefferson robbed a bank in Annapolis, Maryland on March 1, 2005 and fled the bank in a car driven by Da Ren Gadsen. Two Anne Arundel County police officers who happened to be in the bank’s parking lot witnessed the robbery. One of the officers followed Gadsden’s vehicle and apprehended Gadsden and Jefferson shortly after the robbery. Jefferson subsequently pled guilty to the bank robbery. Gadsen was tried before a federal jury beginning September 12, 2005. At the Gadsen trial on September 14, Jefferson falsely testified that Gadsen knew nothing about the bank robbery. A letter written by Jefferson to Gadsen was also introduced at the Gadsen trial in which Jefferson falsely stated, “I am grateful for whatever you are able to do, and I am happy to tell the court you had nothing to do with the robbery.”
Gadsen, age 30, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was convicted of bank robbery on September 14, 2005 and sentenced to 24 months in prison. Jefferson was sentenced on September 14, 2005 to 78 months imprisonment for the bank robbery. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake ordered that today’s sentence be served consecutive to his bank robbery sentence.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Anne Arundel County Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie Gallagher, who prosecuted the case.