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Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice and Perjury

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Joseph Woloszyn, 32, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty today to one count of obstruction of justice and four counts of 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 and provided false statements related to his gang tattoos, nickname, phone number, and contacts with the defendant. Prior to his testimony, during a recorded jail call, Woloszyn told the defendant “When they come to me, good luck.” Woloszyn further assured the defendant, “I’m going to stay solid all the way through, regardless.”

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.

Woloszyn is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez on January 15, 2019. Woloszyn faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The actual sentence, however, will 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.

Updated September 25, 2018

Press Release Number: 2:18-cr-007 JAM