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Man pleads guilty to threatening witness

2 years 11 months 2 weeks ago October 31, 2013 Oct 31, 2013 Thursday, October 31 2013 October 31, 2013 7:35 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A man has pleaded guilty to one count of threatening to retaliate against a witness in a federal criminal tax trial.

The U.S. Department of Justice says Anthony Williams entered the plea Wednesday. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

As part of a plea agreement, William admitted threatening to cause bodily injury to a witness who testifying in a federal trial involving his mother, Angela Myers.

Authorities say Williams also admitted sending a threat via the social network Instagram "with the intent to retaliate against the witness for his testimony."

In March, Myers was convicted for her role in a stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme and sentenced to 11 years in prison.

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