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Virginia Beach Woman Pleads Guilty to Accessory After the Fact Charge

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 25, 2009
  • Eastern District of Virginia (757) 441-6331

NEWPORT NEWS, VA—Patsy Ann Marie Montowski, 27, of Virginia Beach, Va., pled guilty yesterday to the charge of being an accessory after the fact. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge Robert Doumar.

Montowski was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 14, 2009. According to the court documents, Montowski, knowing that a crime had been committed, assisted Christopher Neal Lanum in preventing his apprehension, trial and punishment. Sentencing has been set for March 8, 2010. Montowski faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

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.

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.