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Oshkosh Man Indicted for Making False Statements under Oath In Federal Court Proceeding

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

Matthew D. Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on November 5, 2019, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against Shawn Karst (age: 43) of Oshkosh. The indictment charged Karst with Perjury, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1623(a). If convicted, Karst faces a maximum of 5 years’ imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

According to the indictment, on or about December 7, 2018, Karst made false statements while testifying under oath in U.S. District Court.

The Appleton Police Department investigated the case, which will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier.

An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Updated November 6, 2019