Man pleads guilty to threatening witness
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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