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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sacramento Man Indicted for Obstruction of Justice and Perjury

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Joseph Woloszyn, 32, of Sacramento, was arrested today after a federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment last Thursday charging him with obstruction of justice and perjury, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, on June 28, 2017, Woloszyn provided false testimony under oath at an evidentiary hearing in the case of United States v. M.W., 2:13-cr-067 KJM. Woloszyn testified on behalf of the defendant in that case and provided false statements related to his gang tattoos, nickname, phone number, and contacts with the defendant. This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron L. Desmond is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Woloszyn faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Press Release Number: 
2:18-cr-007 JAM
Updated January 18, 2018