Witness Tampering Indictment Returned Against Two New Orleans Men
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ANTONIO NEVEAUX, 39, and ANTHONY B. WASHINGTON, 52, both residents of New Orleans, were charged today in a superseding indictment with conspiring to tamper with a witness during a pending federal investigation. The superseding indictment also realleges the counts of an indictment returned by the grand jury against NEVEAUX in February 2014 charging him with possession with the intent to distribute more than 28 grams of crack cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to court documents, NEVEAUX and WASHINGTON conspired to corruptly obstruct a federal grand jury proceeding investigating NEVEAUX.
U. S. Attorney Polite reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (“ATF”) in investigating this matter. Assistant Tony Sanders of the Violent Crimes Unit under the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative is in charge of this prosecution.