WACO — A 33-year-old Killeen man pleaded guilty to a federal obstruction of justice charge Thursday. Carrick Mondale Mango was accused of attempting to tamper with witnesses in another federal case.
According to court records, on March 6 during the trial of U.S. vs. Cornelius Tywarren Wilson, Mango approached and instructed a witness not to testify. The witness told deputy U.S. Marshals that Mango gave an “intimidating look” that made the witness feel threatened and uncomfortable.
Mango’s intimidation tactics also included accosting the prosecutor trying the case and intentionally following another government witness to the lobby of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Mango remains in federal custody pending sentencing Aug. 6. He could face up to 10 years in prison.
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