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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Texas Man Sentenced to 21 Months for Obstruction of Justice

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Tyler C. King, age 32, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for falsifying evidence and obstructing justice at his November 2019 jury trial.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his previously entered guilty plea, King admitted to obstructing justice by falsifying evidence for use in his November 2019 federal jury trial in Albany.  Following that trial, King was 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, and sentenced to serve 57 months in prison.  The 21-month term of imprisonment imposed today will run consecutive to the 57-month term, for a total term of imprisonment of 78 months. 

For the obstruction conviction, Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also sentenced King to a 2-year term of supervised release, to begin following his term of imprisonment, and a $7,500 fine. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua R. Rosenthal.

Topic(s): 
Cyber Crime
Updated April 1, 2021