Sacramento, California - Joseph Woloszyn, 33, of Sacramento, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez to two years and three months in prison for obstruction of justice and perjury, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, on June 28, 2017, Woloszyn provided false testimony under oath at a district court evidentiary hearing in the case of United States v. M.W. (2:13‑cr‑067-KJM). Woloszyn testified on behalf of the defendant and provided false statements related to his gang tattoos, nickname, phone number, and contacts with the defendant. Prior to his testimony, during a recorded jail call, Woloszyn told the defendant, “When they come to me, good luck.” Woloszyn further assured the defendant, “I’m going to stay solid all the way through, regardless.”

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron L. Desmond prosecuted the case.