Teen charged with retaliating against a witness

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A federal grand jury has charged a West Seneca teenager with retaliating against a witness and witness tampering.

Haley Connor, 19, is accused of threatening to cause bodily injury to someone who gave information to police. Connor is accused of threatening the witness in March, over Michael Mitchell’s involvement in bank robberies and bank larcenies.

Mitchell is accused of committing three bank robberies.

“As has been said before, law enforcement takes a zero tolerance when it comes to threatening a witness,” said U.S. Attorney Hochul. “This defendant, while not accused of committing the underlying crime, now stands to serve as much time in prison of those who did, solely because of her attempt to subvert the criminal justice system.”

The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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