City Woman Admits She Altered Testimony

Charge stems from 2009 trial of two brothers

A 27-year-old city woman Tuesday admitted she made false statements in court, the US Attorney’s Office said.

On Sept. 23, 2009, while appearing as a witness under oath before the federal grand jury, Debora Medeiros Da Silva testified that she witnessed Peter Ventricelli, the target of a grand jury investigation, retrieve a bag of guns from her bedroom closet, and that he later gave the bag of guns to his brother, Mark Ventricelli. Da Silva subsequently appeared as a witness at the brothers’ trial, where she denied ever seeing any guns in a bag.

The federal charge of knowingly making false declarations before a grand jury or court carries a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 16.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »