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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Upstate Defendant Sentenced for Lying to FBI During Investigation

Contact Person: Max Cauthen (864) 282-2100

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that William Tore Tint, age 42, of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, was sentenced today in federal court in Anderson, South Carolina by the Honorable Timothy Cain to three (3) years probation. In September 2015, Tint pled guilty to making false statements to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during an investigation, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on or about April 13, 2015, Tint, did knowingly and willfully make a false, fraudulent, and fictitious material statement to FBI agents during their investigation of a possible plot to commit acts of violence in in New York State.

The case was investigated by the FBI.  Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen of the Greenville office handled the prosecution of the case.

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Updated June 9, 2016