Chamberlain Woman Facing Federal Witness Tampering Charges

(KCCR) — A Chamberlain woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges relating to witness tampering. U-S Attorney Ron Parsons says 33 year-old Dale Lynn James was indicted in mid-July and pled not guilty to the Indictment last week. The Indictment claims that on or about March 3rd of 2019 James attempted to corruptly persuade 28 possible witnesses with the intent to influence, delay or prevent those witnesses from testifying in a trial. Parsons did not say if the witnesses were part of a federal trial or state trial or the nature of trial to be heard. James was indicted on charges of Tampering with a Witness and Conspiracy to Tamper With a Witness. Federal penalties for witness tampering include one year of federal prison time, a 250-thousand dollar fine and possible restitution. James is in the custody of the U-S Marshals Service awaiting trial. A trial date has not been set.