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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Erie Man Gets Jail Time for Lying to FBI about Robbery and Murder at Erie Restaurant

ERIE, Pa. – A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to four months in jail and one year of supervised release on his conviction of providing a false statement to the government, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Jamie Gilmore, 23.

According to information presented to the court, on or about January 25, 2020, Gilmore made false statements to a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation when he was questioned about matters that were material to the investigation of the January 25, 2020, robbery and murder at Wendy’s in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.

When imposing sentence, Judge Cercone noted the seriousness of the matter in which Gilmore lied to investigators and Gilmore’s lengthy criminal history. The Court also noted that it was important to send a message that those who lie to law enforcement, especially during such a significant investigation, will go to jail for their efforts to obstruct the administration of justice.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Millcreek Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gilmore.

Updated August 23, 2020