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OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, DOYLE ALLEN BAKER, Former Logan County Deputy Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Overtime Fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – Former Logan County Deputy Sheriff DOYLE ALLEN BAKER, 31, of Weatherford, Texas, has pleaded guilty to theft from a federal transportation grant, announced Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. On November 7, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted Baker for stealing more than $5,000 from federal grant funds administered by … Continue reading OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, DOYLE ALLEN BAKER, Former Logan County Deputy Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Overtime Fraud

OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, SAGE ATHEAKEE GOMEZ Pleads Guilty to Fatal Stabbing in Indian Country

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oa – SAGE ATHEAKEE GOMEZ, 23, a member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, announced Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to court documents, on September 15, 2018, Gomez stabbed B.L.W., a member of the Tonkawa Tribe, at a rural residence on Indian land … Continue reading OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, SAGE ATHEAKEE GOMEZ Pleads Guilty to Fatal Stabbing in Indian Country

Oklahoma News: Tulsa Doctor, Brandon Claflin Will Pay $84,666 for Allegedly Engaging in an Illegal Kickback Scheme

TULSA, Okla. –A Tulsa doctor has agreed to pay the government $84,666.42 for allegedly accepting illegal kickback payments from OK Compounding, LLC, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Oklahoma has entered into a settlement agreement with Brandon Claflin, 42, a licensed doctor of osteopathic medicine, in an … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Tulsa Doctor, Brandon Claflin Will Pay $84,666 for Allegedly Engaging in an Illegal Kickback Scheme

Oklahoma News: TULSA, Kristiana P. Collins, Former Office Manager Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme

TULSA, Okla. –A former Tulsa resident has been sentenced today in U.S. District Court for committing wire fraud and for signing a false tax return. U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan ordered Kristiana P. Collins, 44, to federal prison for 21 months to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. “White collar crime undermines … Continue reading Oklahoma News: TULSA, Kristiana P. Collins, Former Office Manager Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme

Oklahoma News: Tulsa, John D. Petrig, Independent Contractor Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Tulsa, Oa. – A Tulsa man, John D. Petrig, 49, has been convicted of tax evasion for hiding earnings in an effort to prevent the IRS from collecting his tax debts, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. Chief U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell accepted Petrig’s guilty plea Tuesday in federal court and released the defendant … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Tulsa, John D. Petrig, Independent Contractor Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Oklahoma News: Tulsa Man, Jerry Matthew Berry Admits to Creating Sexually Violent Images of Children Using Photographs Downloaded from Facebook

Tulsa, Oa. – A 35-year-old Tulsa man entered a guilty plea today in U.S. District Court for digitally producing images depicting the sexual abuse of children and distributing almost 500 other graphic image and video files of the sexual abuse of children, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. At the plea hearing, Jerry Matthew Berry admitted to … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Tulsa Man, Jerry Matthew Berry Admits to Creating Sexually Violent Images of Children Using Photographs Downloaded from Facebook

OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, RALPH ALLEN LEE SHORTEY, Former Oklahoma State Senator Ordered to Pay Over $125,000 to Child Victim

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oa. – RALPH ALLEN LEE SHORTEY has been ordered to pay $125,850.00 to the victim he was convicted of obtaining for commercial sex, announced Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Shortey pleaded guilty on November 30, 2017, to one count of child sex trafficking. In particular, he admitted he solicited a … Continue reading OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, RALPH ALLEN LEE SHORTEY, Former Oklahoma State Senator Ordered to Pay Over $125,000 to Child Victim

Oklahoma News: Governor Mary Fallin Statement on the Passing of Former Senate President Pro Tem and House Budget Chairman, Jim Hamilton

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Jan. 13, 2019 – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Friday issued the following statement on the passing of Jim Hamilton, who was elected to the state Senate in 1967 and served there for nine years, including 1973-75 as president pro tempore, and was elected to the state House of Representatives in 1984, … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Governor Mary Fallin Statement on the Passing of Former Senate President Pro Tem and House Budget Chairman, Jim Hamilton

Oklahoma News: Tulsa, Tyrone Lee, Project Safe Neighborhoods Prosecution Results in Tulsa Man Pleading Guilty to Armed Robbery

Tulsa, Oa. – On January 4, 2019, 37 year old Tyrone Lee, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty to robbery of the Forest Acres liquor store on February 22, 2018. During the robbery, Lee, who threatened the store employees with a loaded sawed off shotgun, was shot by the two store employees. Lee pled guilty to all … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Tulsa, Tyrone Lee, Project Safe Neighborhoods Prosecution Results in Tulsa Man Pleading Guilty to Armed Robbery

Oklahoma News: Tulsa Man, Devon Deshon Thomas Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery

TULSA, Okla. – An armed robber has been sentenced in U.S. District Court for the robbery of a Broken Arrow QuikTrip, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. Today, U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan ordered Devon Deshon Thomas, 23, of Tulsa, to prison for 13 years to be followed by three years of supervised release. “Thomas … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Tulsa Man, Devon Deshon Thomas Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery

OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, JOHN ARNOLD SHELLEY, Former Bank President Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Pay $137 Million

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oa. – JOHN ARNOLD SHELLEY, 68, of Oklahoma City, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for making a false statement to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, announced Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He has also been ordered to pay over $137 million in restitution. Shelley was the … Continue reading OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, JOHN ARNOLD SHELLEY, Former Bank President Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Pay $137 Million

Oklahoma News: Tulsa, Zealand Benjamin Thigpen III Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Bank and Small Business Administration of Millions

Tulsa, Oa.  – A Tulsa man entered a guilty plea today for defrauding a bank of nearly $5 million and to bankruptcy fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. Zealand Benjamin Thigpen III, 68, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to defrauding Arvest Bank of $4,754,488 from 2015 to 2017. As part of his scheme, Thigpen … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Tulsa, Zealand Benjamin Thigpen III Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Bank and Small Business Administration of Millions

Oklahoma News: Tulsa, Dannie Dee Dill, Drug Dealer Sent to Prison as a Result of Operation Alpha Arrest

Tulsa, Oa. – A Tulsa man, identified by law enforcement and prosecutors as being a “Top Ten” Alpha criminal, was sentenced today for participating in a methamphetamine and heroin distribution conspiracy and for possession of methamphetamine and heroin with intent to distribute, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Dannie … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Tulsa, Dannie Dee Dill, Drug Dealer Sent to Prison as a Result of Operation Alpha Arrest

Oklahoma News: Claremore Doctor, Dr. Jeremy David Thomas Guilty of Pill Sharing Conspiracies

TULSA, Okla. – A Claremore physician pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to leading multiple conspiracies to write fraudulent opioid prescriptions in an effort to support his drug habit. United States Attorney Trent Shores announced that Dr. Jeremy David Thomas, 42, of Owasso, was convicted of drug conspiracies in five separate federal cases. Today’s … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Claremore Doctor, Dr. Jeremy David Thomas Guilty of Pill Sharing Conspiracies

OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, Four Alleged Members of Universal Aryan Brotherhood Charged with Federal Crimes

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oa. – JACE LEE McKITTRICK, 29, of Enid; ROSS TYSON PILKINGTON, 39, of Lawton; and JERRY JAMES KENDALL RITCHIE, 32, of Enid, have been charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, while MICHAEL QUINTON SMITH, II, 48, of Oklahoma City, and McKittrick have been charged with possessing a firearm after a felony … Continue reading OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, Four Alleged Members of Universal Aryan Brotherhood Charged with Federal Crimes

OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, JAMES PAUL JOHNSON, Charter Aircraft Company and Its Owner Plead Guilty to Failing to Report Leases to FAA

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oa. – JAMES PAUL JOHNSON, 66, of Oklahoma City, and Interstate Helicopters, Inc., pleaded guilty today to failing intentionally to report to the Federal Aviation Administration five leases of fixed-wing aircraft from 2014 to 2016, announced Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to a misdemeanor information filed on November 2, … Continue reading OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, JAMES PAUL JOHNSON, Charter Aircraft Company and Its Owner Plead Guilty to Failing to Report Leases to FAA

OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, Steroid Distribution Results in Four Convictions

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oa. – Four defendants have entered guilty pleas to charges stemming from a steroid-distribution ring, announced Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Between October 3 and November 2, CHRISTOPHER THOMAS CAPLINGER, 55, of Edmond, Oklahoma; DONALD RAY VINCENT, JR., 54, of Edmond; DEBORAH ANN CRAWFORD, 47, of Oklahoma City; and MICHAEL … Continue reading OKLAHOMA News: OKLAHOMA CITY, Steroid Distribution Results in Four Convictions

Oklahoma News: Tulsa Labor Union Employee, Deborah Sue Hand Sentenced for Embezzlement

Glenpool, Oklahoma – United States Attorney Trent Shores announced that Deborah Sue Hand, 51, of Glenpool, Oklahoma, was sentenced today to eight months imprisonment (five of those months are to be served on home detention), as well as a period of 36 months supervised release, for embezzling from a Tulsa labor organization where she was … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Tulsa Labor Union Employee, Deborah Sue Hand Sentenced for Embezzlement

OKLAHOMA News: Oklahoma City Man, CALVIN WAYNE CADE Receives 18 Months in Prison for Use of Credit Profile Numbers

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oa. – CALVIN WAYNE CADE, JR., 28, of Oklahoma City, has been sentenced to eighteen months in prison for using credit profile numbers, or CPNs, to falsely report his Social Security Number in credit applications, announced Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to charges filed in November 2017, Cade used … Continue reading OKLAHOMA News: Oklahoma City Man, CALVIN WAYNE CADE Receives 18 Months in Prison for Use of Credit Profile Numbers

Oklahoma News: Vancouver Man, Bolutife Olusegun Olorunda Sentenced for His Actions that Caused the Diversion of a Delta Flight

TULSA, Okla. – United States Attorney Trent Shores announced today that Bolutife Olusegun Olorunda, 29, of Vancouver, Washington, was sentenced to three months of probation for Assault Within Maritime and Territorial Jurisdiction. On May 30, 2018, while on Delta Air Lines flight 1156, en route from Portland, Oregon, to Atlanta, Georgia, Olorunda verbally assaulted and … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Vancouver Man, Bolutife Olusegun Olorunda Sentenced for His Actions that Caused the Diversion of a Delta Flight

Oklahoma News: Kansas, Brian Kirk Marshall, Criminal Complaint Filed Against Delaware County Man For Allegedly Assaulting Federal Officers

Kansas, Oklahoma – Brian Kirk Marshall, 49, of Kansas, Oklahoma, made an initial appearance in an Arkansas court Tuesday on a Complaint charging Marshall with assaulting a federal officer on October 1, 2018, in Delaware County. At the time of the alleged incident, the FBI was executing both an arrest warrant for interstate threats Marshall … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Kansas, Brian Kirk Marshall, Criminal Complaint Filed Against Delaware County Man For Allegedly Assaulting Federal Officers

OKLAHOMA News: Pottawatomie County Man, ADRIAN DAVID RAY GERDON to Serve 210 Months in Prison for Unlawful Possession of Firearms

OKLAHOMA CITY, OA. – ADRIAN DAVID RAY GERDON, 38, of Pottawatomie County, has been sentenced to 210 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma. According to court records, state authorities issued felony arrest warrants … Continue reading OKLAHOMA News: Pottawatomie County Man, ADRIAN DAVID RAY GERDON to Serve 210 Months in Prison for Unlawful Possession of Firearms

WEST VIRGINIA News: Oklahoma man, Marvin Gene McLaughlin sentenced for sex offender registry violation

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –Marvin Gene McLaughlin, of Enid, Oklahoma, was sentenced today to 30 months incarceration for a sex offender registry violation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. McLaughlin, age 58, pled guilty to one count of “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration” in June 2018. McLaughlin, a person required to register under the Sex … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Oklahoma man, Marvin Gene McLaughlin sentenced for sex offender registry violation

Oklahoma News: Kristiana P. Collins Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from her Tulsa Employer

Tulsa, Oa. – United States Attorney Trent Shores announced that Kristiana P. Collins, 44, formerly of Tulsa, pleaded guilty Thursday to wire fraud and to signing a false tax return. In a plea hearing, Collins admitted to embezzling funds from her former employer between 2008 and 2014, when she responsible for paying the credit card accounts … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Kristiana P. Collins Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from her Tulsa Employer

OKLAHOMA News: Behavioral Counselor, JOHN CLARENCE BRADLEY Sentenced for Fraudulent Medicaid Billing

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oa. – JOHN CLARENCE BRADLEY, 49, of Oklahoma City, has been sentenced to 24 days of weekend jail confinement and five years of probation for defrauding Medicaid, announced Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter. A federal grand jury returned a 101-count indictment against Bradley on … Continue reading OKLAHOMA News: Behavioral Counselor, JOHN CLARENCE BRADLEY Sentenced for Fraudulent Medicaid Billing

STILLWATER, Okla | Cornelius leads No. 24 Oklahoma St. past No. 17 Boise St.

STILLWATER, Okla  — Taylor Cornelius ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to help No. 24 Oklahoma State beat No. 17 Boise State 44-21 on Saturday. Justice Hill ran for 123 yards and a touchdown, and Tylan Wallace had five catches for 105 yards for the Cowboys (3-0). It was one of the most … Continue reading STILLWATER, Okla | Cornelius leads No. 24 Oklahoma St. past No. 17 Boise St.

Oklahoma News: Grand Jury Indicts, Richard C. Cole Monkey Island Bomb Suspect

TULSA, Okla. – United States Attorney Trent Shores announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Richard C. Cole, 35, formerly of Afton, charging him with possession of an unregistered destructive device discovered at a residence in Afton, Oklahoma. According to court documents, on August 25, 2018, Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies were called … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Grand Jury Indicts, Richard C. Cole Monkey Island Bomb Suspect

OKLAHOMA CITY | Oklahoma college football player’s foot severed by train

OKLAHOMA CITY — Officials say a University of Central Oklahoma football player lost his foot when he was run over by a train over the weekend. Oklahoma City police say 20-year-old Derek Loccident tried to crawl under a stopped train early Sunday when the train started moving. Police say the train severed Loccident’s foot, but … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Oklahoma college football player’s foot severed by train

Oklahoma News: Tulsa Man, Tracy Allen Crawford Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery

TULSA, Okla. — United States District Court Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Tracy Allen Crawford, 32, of Tulsa, Wednesday, to a term of 30 years imprisonment for robbing a local fast food restaurant. On June 5, 2018, Crawford pleaded guilty to brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Crawford and … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Tulsa Man, Tracy Allen Crawford Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery

Oklahoma News: Guard at Federal Transfer Center, GABRIEL ORTIZ Charged with Taking Bribes to Smuggle Drugs

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oa. – GABRIEL ORTIZ, 36, of Oklahoma City, has been charged with taking bribes while serving as a Correctional Officer at the Federal Transfer Center. According to an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint filed in federal court on September 5, 2018, the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (DOJ-OIG) … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Guard at Federal Transfer Center, GABRIEL ORTIZ Charged with Taking Bribes to Smuggle Drugs