Gila River Man and Woman Sentenced to Prison for Lying to the Grand Jury
PHOENIX—On Jan. 5, 2015, Logan Keenan Brown, 21, of Chandler, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa to 40 months in prison, having previously plead guilty to the offense of making a false declaration before a grand jury. On Dec. 8, 2014, Georgina Holguin, 44, of Bapchule, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas Rayes to 24 months in prison for a false declaration in front of the same grand jury.
As part of an investigation of an Aug. 29, 2013 shooting of a man at the home of Holguin on the Gila River Indian Community, both defendants were called to testify before the grand jury and asked who was at the house at the time of the shooting. Both defendants intentionally lied to the grand jury in their responses.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Raynette Logan and Melissa Karlen, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.