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Virginia Beach Woman Charged with Accessory After the Fact

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 14, 2009
  • Eastern District of Virginia (757) 441-6331

NEWPORT NEWS, VA—Patsy Ann Marie Montowski, age 27, of Virginia Beach, Va., was indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges of being an accessory after the fact.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement. Montowski faces a maximum penalty of  10 years in prison.

According to the indictment, Montowski, knowing that a crime had been committed, assisted Christopher Neal Lanum in preventing his apprehension, trial and punishment.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Lisa R. McKeel is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

Criminal indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.