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Two Individuals Indicted In March Federal Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the March 2013 Federal Grand Jury.

“The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Statutory maximum punishments are in parentheses. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”

 

KATHERINE HENSON, age 65, of Norman, OK

Theft From Government

The Indictment alleges that from in or about May 1994 and continuing through July 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant herein, willfully and knowingly embezzled, stole and converted to her own use, money and things of value from the Social Security Administration, a department or agency of the United States, money to which defendant knew she was not entitled and having a value in excess of $1,000.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General. The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641 and is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson

 

BULMARO MARTINEZ-VASQUEZ, age 35, of Poteau, OK

Distribution of Methamphetamine
Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

The Indictment alleges that on 5 separate occasions from July, 2012 and continuing through January, 2013 in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance. It is further alleged that on or about January 14, 2013, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance. The charges arose from an investigation by the District 16 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine and Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not less than 5 years and no more than 40 years imprisonment and/or up to a $5,000,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson

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