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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Man Sentenced to Prison for Lying about Murder to FBI

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A James City County man was sentenced today to five years in prison for lying to federal agent about a 2017 murder.

According to court documents, in October 2017, Malik Corey Brown, 29, invited gang members to the Burnt Orange Ordinary neighborhood in James City County. When the gang members arrived at Burnt Orange Ordinary, an altercation occurred with two rival individuals who were present. During the altercation, one of the rival individuals was shot and killed and the other was wounded. When investigators arrived and questioned Brown about having contact with one of the gang members at the shooting, Brown lied to the agent and denied any such contact.

Tracy Doherty-McCormick, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Martin Culbreth, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric M. Hurt prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:17-cr-114.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated March 20, 2018