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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bristol Woman Sentenced for Lying to Federal Grand Jury

Tanya Conley to Serve Six Months in Federal Prison

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A Bristol, Virginia woman, who lied to a federal grand jury in connection to the investigation of a burglary of a federal firearms licensee, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Tanya Michelle Conley, 24, of Bristol, Virginia, previously pled guilty to one count of lying under oath to a grand jury. Today in District Court, Conley was sentenced to six months in federal prison to be followed by six months of home confinement.  

“The integrity of the grand jury and the responsibility of those under oath to tell the truth are at the heart of our justice system,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “When individuals subvert that process by lying under oath they will be held accountable.”

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Erin M. Kulpa, Conley had information concerning the burglary of a federal firearms licensee located in Bristol, Virginia. When questioned by law enforcement and quested under oath before the federal grand jury, Conley lied about her knowledge of the thefts and who had committed them.

The investigation of the case was conducted by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bristol, Virginia Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Erin M. Kulpa prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated July 12, 2016