For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 21, 2018
, United States Attorney
Contact: Kaye Hooker
Lansing Woman Gets Jail Time for Lying to Grand Jury
Detroit Field Division
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced that Tiffany Renee Pryor, formerly of Lansing, Michigan, was convicted of making a false declaration to a grand jury and sentenced to six months’ incarceration and six months’ home confinement, to be followed by two years’ supervised release. Pryor had offered false exculpatory testimony before a grand jury investigating a case regarding a felon who was in possession of a firearm.
“My office will always pursue and prosecute those who would seek to thwart justice by lying under oath,” said U.S. Attorney Birge.
Roderick Frost, the defendant in whose case Pryor gave false testimony, was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and sentenced to 96 months’ incarceration. His prior convictions 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.