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Durant Woman Sentenced To 36 Months Probation For Felony Theft In Indian Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that DAWN MARIE SMITH, age 29, of Durant, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 3 years of probation for Felony Theft of Personal Property in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153 and 661.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in February, 2013 and pled guilty in March, 2013.

The Indictment alleges that on August 10, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and within Indian Country, namely on land held in trust by the United States for the Choctaw Nation, the defendant, an Indian, did take and carry away, with the intent to steal, another’s personal property valued in excess of $1,000.00.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over today’s hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

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