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Tahlequah Man Sentenced To 27 Months For Possession Of Stolen Firearms

March 15, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that MARK ALLEN CUMMINS, JR., age 33 of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Possession of Stolen Firearms, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(j). The defendant was also ordered to pay $3,600.00 in restitution to the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service.

Charges arose from an investigation by the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. CUMMINS was charged in a sealed indictment returned by the Grand Jury on March 16, 2011 and pled guilty in April, 2011.

The Indictment alleged that on or about June 1, 2010, to on or about December 21, 2010, CUMMINS knowingly possessed, concealed, stored, bartered, sold and disposed of stolen firearms that he had taken from the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service where he was employed as a reserve deputy.

The Honorable James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over today’s hearing. The defendant will remain the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

First Assistant United States Attorney Doug Horn represented the United States.

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