On June 21, the United States Attorney General released a statement that a woman, formerly of Lansing, lied to a grand jury and would be receiving jail time.
Tiffany Renee Pryor has been convicted of making a false declaration and sentenced to six months in jail, six months under home confinement, all followed by 2 years of supervised release.
“My office will always pursue and prosecute those who would seek to thwart justice by lying under oath,” said U.S. Attorney Birge.
Birge said that Pryor had offered false "exculpatory" testimony before a grand jury that was investigating a case regarding a felon who was in possession of a firearm.
The case involved the defendant, Roderick Frost, who is a felon and was convicted of a being in possession of a firearm and sentenced to 96 months in jail. He has prior convictions that rendered him an armed career criminal.
The cases were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Meridian Township Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sally J. Berens and Alexis Sanford.