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Ponchatoula Woman Pleads Guilty To Obstructing Justice

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ANGEL PERILLOUX, age 38, of Ponchatoula, pleaded guilty to a one-count bill of information charging her with obstruction of justice.

According to the court documents, PERILLOUX obstructed a federal grand jury investigation by soliciting individuals to remove evidence from an impounded vehicle.  PERILLOUX discussed several unsuccessful attempts to break into the vehicle on recorded jail calls.  Ultimately, at PERILLOUX’s direction, an employee of Cooper’s Salvage Yard and Wrecker Service removed a firearm and drug money from a vehicle and provided them to PERILLOUX

PERILLOUX faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.  U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier set sentencing for October 3, 2019.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated this matter. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maria M. Carboni.

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