LINCOLN, Neb. — A 37-year-old man has been imprisoned for trying to bribe a woman who accused his brother of sexual assault in Lincoln.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Ivan Leon was sentenced Wednesday to two years. He’d pleaded no contest to tampering with a witness.

Court records say the woman reported in April that Leon’s brother, Edmundo Vera, had assaulted her. Police arrested Vera on June 27. Officers arrested Leon the same day, saying he’d told the woman he’d pay her $1,000 to call police and drop her allegations.

Vera remained in Lancaster County Jail on Thursday, awaiting trial. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call Thursday from The Associated Press.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com