Former Central Valley congressional candidate sentenced
November 30, 2017
• Lodi resident put on year’s probation
• Convicted of lying to federal agents
Karen Mathews Davis, 68, of Lodi, has been sentenced to 12 months of probation for making false statements to federal agents during a criminal investigation, says U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert.
According to court documents, between December 23, 2013, and February 12, 2015, Ms. Davis falsely claimed to federal law enforcement agents that she had received two letters in the mail from unknown individuals threatening her with death. At the time she received the letters, she was running for a U.S. Congressional seat.
Ms. Davis provided information to federal law enforcement agents about three individuals whom she suggested could have mailed the two threatening letters. In actuality, Davis wrote both letters, placing the first in her own mailbox and mailing herself the second. She pleaded guilty to making false statements on June 1.