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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Failure to Appear for Sentencing

BOISE - Terrance Barimah, 28, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, pleaded guilty today to failure to appear for sentencing, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  The defendant was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise on July 15, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, Barimah admitted that on April 23, 2015, he pleaded guilty to the charge of illegal possession of device-making equipment.  At the change of plea hearing, the defendant was informed that the sentencing was scheduled for July 8, 2015.  On July 8, 2015, the defendant failed to appear for sentencing and the Court issued a warrant for the defendant’s arrest.  On February 5, 2016, law enforcement authorities in Atlanta, Georgia, arrested the defendant on the warrant.  The defendant admitted that his failure to appear for sentencing was willful.

The charge of failure to appear is punishable by up to 10 years in prison to be served consecutively to the sentence of imprisonment for any other offense, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

Sentencing for both of the defendant’s cases is set for July 20, 2016, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service with assistance from the United States Marshals Service.

 

 

 

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Updated May 4, 2016