Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice
ALBANY, NEW YORK - Tyler C. King, age 31, of Dallas, Texas, pled guilty today to obstruction of justice for a scheme to falsify evidence during his federal criminal trial.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
As part of his guilty plea today, King admitted to obstructing justice by falsifying evidence for use in his November 2019 trial in Albany. 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. In court today, King admitted that he provided doctored evidence to his attorney that was then used during the trial, in an attempt to influence the trial’s outcome in his favor.
King faces 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 when he is sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby on October 6, 2020. 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 August 11, 2020 in connection with his trial convictions. He faces at least 2 years in prison for those convictions.
This case was investigated by the FBI, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Wayne A. Myers and Joshua R. Rosenthal.