CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey, woman was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a witness to steal a gun from a car that was in the custody of the Camden County Police Department, pending the execution of a search warrant, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.
Saidah A. Davis, aka “Sacha,” 42, of Woodlynne, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden federal court to an indictment charging her with witness tampering.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Davis admitted that on April 16, 2021, she and codefendant Anthony D. Parker, aka “Papa Smurf,” 38, of Camden, went to the home of an individual who she knew worked at a Camden tow lot that impounded vehicles that were seized by the Camden County Police Department for criminal investigations. Davis, an acquaintance of a relative of the tow lot employee, explained that Parker had a problem, and she asked the employee if he could help Parker. Parker said that his vehicle had been seized by the police pending a search warrant application, and that there was a gun and cash inside the vehicle. Parker offered the tow lot employee $2,000 to break into the vehicle and remove the gun and cash. The tow lot employee refused the bribe, and Davis took the employee’s phone number and said, “we’ll be in touch.”
Parker was convicted of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon and is scheduled to be sentenced July 12, 2022.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Kugler sentenced Davis to three years of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jacqueline Maguire in Philadelphia; the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay; and officers of the Camden County Police Department, under the direction of Chief Gabriel Rodriguez; with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen M. Harberg of the Criminal Division in Camden.