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FEBRUARY 22, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED TO OVER A YEAR IN PRISON FOR MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS IN THE GRAND JURY
Baltimore, Maryland - Donnell Bradley, age 41, of Baltimore, was sentenced today to a year and a day in prison followed by three years of supervised release for making false statements to a federal grand jury, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea, in 2005 the federal grand jury in Baltimore was investigating a series of truck hijackings. On May 10, 2005 Bradley appeared as a witness in that investigation under an agreement that nothing Bradley stated during his testimony could be used against him in any federal criminal case in Maryland, provided that he testified truthfully. The agreement expressly stated that it did not protect Bradley from federal prosecution for perjury or false statements should he give false testimony.
While under oath, Bradley testified before the grand jury that he had never sold or possessed for sale electronic goods, including during March 2004. Bradley knew that these statements were not true. In fact, during March and April 2004, Bradley offered for sale electronics and other property that he later came to believe had been stolen from a delivery truck during a hijacking. Bradley sold that property to others.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Baltimore County Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Michael C. Hanlon, who prosecuted the case.