Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
Women Sentenced To Prison For Perjury In Gang Case
12/07/2012

 A Dodge City, Kan., woman has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for lying to a grand jury during an investigation of the Nortenos gang, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

 
        Petra Garcia-Martinez, 29, Dodge City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of perjury and one count of making a false statement to federal investigators.
 
        In her plea, she admitted that on May 25, 2011, she testified falsely before a grand jury in Wichita. She was questioned about her knowledge of her brother Pedro Garcia’s affiliation with the Nortenos street gang in Dodge City. She testified falsely that she was not aware that Pedro Garcia was a gang member or that he was affiliated with the Nortenos.
 
        Pedro Garcia is awaiting trial on charges including conspiracy to commit racketeering, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, and unlawful possession of firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence.
 
        In another count, Garcia-Martinez admitted that she failed to disclose information when she applied for and received assistance from the Dodge City Housing Authority in June 2011 because it could have jeopardized her receiving the assistance.
 
        Grissom commended the Dodge City Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the KBI, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch, Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith and Assistant Ford County Attorney Scott James for their work on the case.
 

© US Attorney's Office
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Head On Crash Claims The Life of a Liberal Woman
UPDATE:Sublette Woman Arrested On Child Endangerment Charges
Four Dead in Texas Panhandle Wreck
Two Indicted On Document Fraud
Injury Accident Reported In Liberal
Liberal Firefighters Repond To A Residential Fire
Lincoln Descendant Dies In Forgan Oklahoma
BJ's Absorb Another Loss and Won't Attend NBC
Headrick Wins 5 State Fair Queen
Winners Split Jackpot at Summer Bingo Party
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Hot, Dry Conditions Stress Kansas Crops
Citizenship Classes To Begin
Dr. Valdez To Relocate To Wichita Area
Summer Art Camp At Wildhorse Gallery
Head On Crash Claims The Life of a Liberal Woman
Winners Split Jackpot at Summer Bingo Party
Headrick Wins 5 State Fair Queen
SOUTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER EARNS EXCELLENCE THROUGH INSIGHT AWARD
Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive
Injury Accident Reported In Liberal
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group