Texas Man Charged with Obstruction of Justice
ALBANY, NEW YORK - Tyler C. King, age 30, of Dallas, Texas, was charged today with obstruction of justice for a scheme to falsify evidence during his recently concluded criminal trial.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
According to a criminal complaint filed today, King obstructed justice by falsifying evidence for use in his federal criminal trial last week. The 5-day trial ended on November 8 with King being convicted of conspiracy to commit computer fraud, computer fraud, and aggravated identity theft in connection with his hacking of a New York-based technology company. According to today’s complaint, King created several false documents that he then sought to have his attorney use during the trial.
The charge in the complaint is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The charge filed against King carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.
King will be sentenced on April 1, 2020 in connection with his trial convictions. He faces at least 2 years in prison.
This case is being investigated by the FBI, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Wayne A. Myers and Joshua R. Rosenthal.